30%

of America’s domestic oil and 10% of natural gas is produced in the Gulf

430,000

American jobs directly or indirectly tied to Gulf energy industry

$44.5 billion

National economic impact of Gulf energy production

1.8
million

Barrels per day of oil produced in America’s Gulf by 2016

The Gulf of Mexico is America’s powerhouse, providing nearly 30 percent of our nation’s domestic crude oil supply. Energy production in America’s Gulf contributes an estimated $44.5 billion to our national economy and supports approximately 430,000 American jobs. Gulf Energy Fuels America! The Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) is focused on promoting the significance of Gulf energy to America and achieving full production of this important economic resource in a safe and environmentally protective manner. Learn more about GEST

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