America's energy sector is one of our leading job creators. America's Counties for Energy Independence is helping ensure the direct and indirect jobs related to the energy industry continue to flourish in member counties and beyond.
According to the National Taxpayers Union, "the oil and gas industry supports more than 9.2 million American jobs and counting. In 2011, the industry accounted for 148,000 new jobs, which represents nine percent of the total number of new jobs created in the U.S. – across all sectors – for the year.
Oil and gas is investing heavily in the future of the American economy – and is doing so at a rate far beyond that of most other industries. According to the Progressive Policy Institute, oil and gas companies invested more than $36 billion in the American economy in 2011 alone – enough to be labeled one of the group’s 'Investment Heroes.'”