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Study measures economic impact of US oil, gas industry

The US oil and natural gas industry supported 10.3 million jobs and contributed $1.3 trillion to the nation's economy in 2015, according to a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the American Petroleum Institute. The biggest beneficiaries were Texas, with nearly 2 million jobs linked to oil and gas operations and $326.3 billion in added value, followed by California with 730,600 jobs, Oklahoma with 379,100 jobs and Pennsylvania with 322,600 jobs.

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