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The petrochemical/oil and gas cluster is a predominant economic driver of the Entergy Texas service territory. This includes the extraction and transportation of crude oil and natural gas; the manufacturing of machinery and equipment for oil and gas exploration and production; and other support for oil and gas field operations.

Manufacturing equipment for the agriculture, construction and mining industries represents 62% of the total petrochemical/oil and gas cluster jobs (78,283) in the Entergy Texas territory. Additionally, 41,190 people are employed in the mining and oil and gas field machinery manufacturing sector, which is projected to grow by 14% in five years in Texas. The electrical equipment manufacturing sector in Texas is projected to experience 10% job growth by 2019.

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Job Growth in the Energy Services & Manufacturing Cluster

Texas on Track to Outpace U.S. by 1.64%

*Source: EMSI 2015.3


Refineries in the Entergy Texas Territory Process 2.3 Million Barrels of Crude Oil per Day

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Workforce in the Entergy Texas Territory

The petrochemical/oil and gas cluster is a predominant economic driver of the Entergy Texas service territory.


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According to Forbes “Best State for Doing Business”, Texas ranks first in growth prospects.

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  • Because of the emerging technology in this sector, a skilled workforce with customized training programs is essential to companies considering new locations, and Texas is taking steps to meet these needs. Access to engineering schools and programs provides an outstanding talent pipeline to relocating or expanding companies.
  • 56% of the population of the Entergy Texas service territory has some college or higher, while 22% has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • The University of Houston has launched an undergraduate program in petroleum engineering to complement its already existing master’s program.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Rice University 19th among national universities.

Business Climate

  • Texas ranks 10th overall on the 2015 Tax Climate Index prepared by the Tax Foundation.
  • The region has a high concentration of energy sector company headquarters.
  • Nine refineries in Texas produce more than 2.3 million barrels of crude oil per day.


  • Three Class 1 rail lines serve the Entergy Texas territory: Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, while Conroe and The Woodlands are served by Rock Island.
  • Three major ports – Port of Beaumont, Port of Orange and Port of Port Arthur – are located in the Entergy Texas service territory.
  • Interstate 10, which stretches from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, runs through the Entergy Texas service territory. Interstate 45 runs north through Conroe, The Woodlands and Huntsville. US Highways 69, 96, 90, 290, 105 and 287 and Interstate 610 serve the Houston area. Other roadways include Texas 99, Texas 146, Texas 225, Texas 249, Texas 288, Hardy Toll Road, Westpark Tollway and Beltway 8.


  • The Entergy Texas service territory has a workforce of 7,067,433.
  • Nearly 41,200 people are employed in the oil and gas extraction sector
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