A Look at the Country’s Oiliest States

Oil is an important resource for a country like the United States, which has dynamic and innovative industries. The need to innovate systems and products compels the country to import fossil fuel products from the oil-producing giants of the Middle East and obey the whims of the global price of oil.

However, America itself is a treasure trove for oil. There are many states that can help alleviate the country’s oil problem by producing oil themselves. Here are some of them:

California

The Golden State producing crude oil generates an image unlikely to a state with a glamorous reputation. Nevertheless, the University of Southern California found that tapping the economic potential of the state’s oil deposits can generate more than 500,000 jobs in the state.

Alaska

The Last Frontier is not only the U.S.’s biggest state; it is also a good source of fossil fuels. The 2011 Proved oil reserve numbers for the state reached almost 4 billion barrels, which presents a lucrative industry for the northernmost state of the country.

Texas

The Lone Star State is famous for its oil, so much that a there is a TV show about rich oilers living in Dallas. A huge number of reserves is located deep under the ground of the state, which means drilling is likely to continue for a long time.

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