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Texas Now Imports Energy

During World War II, Texas exported vast amounts of oil that helped fuel the Allied advance on Germany. Texas now uses more energy than it produces. In 1994, the state had net energy imports consisting of $1 billion worth of coal and $6 billion worth of oil. Much of the growth in energy demand stems from the state's increasing population and surging economy.

In just 40 years, Texas could be importing more than 80 percent of the energy required to meet its needs. Imports will make the state—and the U.S. as a whole—highly vulnerable to price fluctuations and political upheaval in the Middle East and other oil producing regions.

 

chart shows Texas exports dropping since 1970, ultimately to be solely importing by 3030

chart showing Texas production dropping and consumtion increasing
 

 


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