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If you have ever wondered:

  • How much does your home state produce?
  • How important is your home state to America’s natural gas and oil production?
  • How much money flows back into your home state and local communities from the energy industry?
  • How many jobs are created in your home state by the oil and natural gas industry?
  • How do the earnings of oil and natural gas employees in your home state compare to the state average?

Click on of the bolded Rockies states below and find out.

Arizona Colorado Idaho Kansas Minnesota Montana Nebraska Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Utah Wyoming

Colorado is a leading energy producer.Energy production is an 80-year tradition in Colorado; the state produces enough oil to fuel over 700,000 cars and heat 289,000 homes a day.Colorado ranks 6th in the nation in natural gas production - enough to meet the natural gas needs of 12 million homes a day. (US Department of Energy/EIA, Natural Gas Annual 2003). Colorado's future energy needs will be even greater due to a burgeoning population. Future potential oil and natural gas resources are substantial - Colorado's 15.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proved natural gas reserves is enough to meet the needs of 12.5 million homes for 15 years.

Montana is a leading energy producer. Montana produces enough oil to fuel well over half a million cars and heat over a quarter of a million homes a day. Montana produces enough natural gas to meet the needs of one million homes a day. (US Department of Energy/EIA, Natural Gas Annual 2003). Montana's future energy resources are even greater - future potential oil and natural gas resources are one trillion cubic feet - enough to meet the residential needs of almost one million homes for 15 years. (US DOE/EIA, US Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves 2003 Annual Report).

New Mexico is a leading energy producer. New Mexico produces enough oil to fuel 2.2 million cars and heat nearly one million homes a day. New Mexico is 2nd in the nation in natural gas production. (US Department of Energy/EIA, Natural Gas Annual 2003). New Mexico's future resources are substantial - There are 17.0 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas resources in New Mexico - enough to meet the natural gas needs of 13.8 million homes for 15 years.

North Dakota is a leading energy producer. The state produces enough oil to fuel over 700,000 cars and heat over 300,000 homes a day. (US Department of Energy/EIA, Natural Gas Annual 2003). Future potential oil and natural gas resources are substantial - North Dakota's 417 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of proved natural gas reserves is enough to meet the needs of 417,000 homes for 15 years; its proved oil reserves are enough to fuel 790,000 cars for 15 years AND heat 322,000 homes for 15 years.

Utah is a leading energy producer. Utah produces enough oil to fuel over 400,000 cars and to heat more than 179 thousand homes a day. (US Department of Energy/EIA, Natural Gas Annual 2003). Utah's future energy resources are even greater - the 3.5 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves is enough to meet the needs of 2.8 million homes for 15 years. (US DOE/EIA, US Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves 2003 Annual Report).

Wyoming is a leading energy producer. Wyoming produces enough oil to fuel 1.8 million cars. Wyoming is 4th in the nation in natural gas production - enough natural gas to meet the needs of 17.9 million homes a day. (US Department of Energy/EIA, Natural Gas Annual 2003). Oil and natural gas production has been a part of Wyoming for 120 years; Wyoming's future natural gas resources are substantial - 21.7 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves, enough to meet the needs of more than 17.6 million homes for 15 years.Oil and natural gas is produced in 20 of Wyoming's 23 counties.

Rocky Mountain Basin

Check out the map below to find areas with oil and gas reserves (in yellow and brown) in the Rocky Mountain West.

Rocky Mountain Basin Map

Legend:
legend – state capital
legendlegend – towns that have exploration and production activity or are a center for regional exploration and production activity
legend – basin with significant oil and natural gas resources