Texas oil and natural gas industry pays record taxes, royalties
Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 1:57 pm
The skyrocketing energy production in Texas allowed the state’s oil and natural gas industry to pay record-high amounts in taxes and royalties last year, a report by the Victoria Advocate stated on February 24.
Data released by the Texas Oil and Gas Association showed that the state’s oil and gas industry has contributed $15.7 billion to the state in terms of royalty payments and taxes. Association president Todd Staples said these payments are being used to fund schools, children’s health insurance, and public services, among many other important community projects.
The report further added that the state’s vibrant energy sector directly employs 418,000 Texans, while indirectly providing jobs for another 1.8 million individuals across the state.
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