Shale Industry Continues to be an Important Part of the U.S. Economic Recovery


  • The shale revolution has had a positive impact on the U.S. economy – just take a look at the map below (Source: U.S. Census Bureau).
  • The “green” regions indicate where the shale revolution is picking up pace, primarily the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Marcellus Shale Plays.
  • These regions clearly show there has been an increase in median household income from 2007 to 2012.
  • Indeed, the oil and gas industry continues to be an important part of economic recovery for the U.S.


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