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Texas Pipelines: Keeping The Economy Pumping

If oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of the Texas economy, the almost 440,000 miles of pipelines are the critical veins and arteries that keep the Lone Star State's economy pumping.

Published : February 2018

Related Key Terms:

Economic Growth

Table of Contents

Key Facts (Pg. 1)

Executive Summary (Pg. 2)

Pipelines 101 (Pg. 3)

Economic and Community Benefit (Pg. 4)

Safety and the Environment (Pg. 6)

Conclusion (Pg. 8)


Key Findings

There are over 165,000 total jobs supported by pipelines in Texas. The average pipeline construction creates 24.1 jobs for an oil pipeline and 57.9 for natural gas. Those working for a natural gas distributor make an average salary of $78,890.

Texas receives $1.6 billion in state and local tax revenue by Texas pipelines. 

Pipelines have a 99.999% safety record over the 2.7 million miles in the United States, 440,000 miles of that here in Texas.

16.2 billion barrels of oil and petroleum products are delivered via pipeline each year. 

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