• An American Petroleum Institute survey of 230 oil and natural gas vendors in West Virginia showed the industry supports 80,400 jobs.

  • Fifty-three of West Virginia’s 55 counties have oil or natural gas operations and all 55 counties benefit from severance taxes paid by the industry.

  • Natural gas state severance tax receipts in W.Va. increased from $94 million in 2013 to $162.4 million in 2014, and oil severance tax receipts increased from $11.7 million in 2013 to $25.9 million in 2014.

  • In 2014, natural gas state property tax contributions in W.Va. totaled more than $71 million.

  • West Virginia ranks ninth in natural gas production, making it one of the nation’s top energy-producing states.