Energy Facts

Below are facts about Nevada energy and factors that can grow our nation's energy and economic security:

  • Nevada has large geothermal resources and is second only to California in the generation of electricity from geothermal energy.
  • Natural gas in Nevada is used overwhelmingly for electricity generation, and over one-half of Nevada households use natural gas as their primary energy source for home heating.
  • Natural gas-fired power plants supply over 60% of the electricity generated in Nevada.
  • More than 48,000 jobs are supported by the oil and natural gas industry in Nevada.
  • America’s oil and natural gas industry supports 10.3 million jobs throughout the economy and 7.6 percent, or $1.3 trillion, of GDP (2015).
  • The average non-gas station employee oil and natural gas industry salaries in Nevada is $56,160.  The average salary scross the statee is $43,534.  
  • The oil and natural gas industry delivers $30 Billion in revenue to the governement revenue every year. 

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