In fact, Utah has over 200 oil and gas fields and 5200 producing wells; more than 1.2 billion barrels of oil and 7.8 trillion cubic feet of gas have flowed from these fields ! Utah consistently ranks in the top 15 oil -and-gas-producing states. Oil and gas pipelines crisscross many areas of Utah .
Most of the world’s largest oilfields are located in the Middle East, but there are also supergiant (>10 billion bbls) oilfields in Brazil , Mexico , Venezuela , Kazakhstan, and Russia .
five oil refineries
Clay Basin facility
Gary Herbert (R) in December 2014, fracking has occurred in Utah since the 1960s. The governor stated in December 2014 at a meeting of the National Governors Association that approximately 80 percent of the wells spudded (when drilling begins) in Utah used hydraulic fracturing to recover oil and gas resources.
North Dome field
Largest petroleum refineries in the United States
|1||Port Arthur Refinery||TX|
|2||Galveston Bay Refinery||TX|
The refinery processes crude oil from Utah , Colorado, Wyoming and Canada to manufacture gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heavy fuel oils and liquefied petroleum gas.