Thursday, June 23, 2011

Economist: Oil, Natural Gas Industry Is Booming

From The Oklahoman ~ The oil and natural gas industry in Oklahoma is booming, an Oklahoma City University economist said Wednesday.

Nearly 300,000 state jobs are tied to the industry, which injected as much as $51 billion into Oklahoma's economy in 2009, said Russell Evans, executive director of OCU's Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute.

The institute's economic impact study was commissioned by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.

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