Natural gas and oil production is helping fuel Arkansas’ economy. Local sales and property taxes resulting from Fayetteville Shale activities from 2008 through the end of 2012 are estimated to surpass $150 million.
In a single year, the direct impact of the Fayetteville Shale exceeded $1.7 billion. That money is helping communities thrive, creating over 20,000 oil and natural gas jobs with average salaries over $74,000. The goal of every local producer has become a reality – Arkansas’ abundant energy is advancing our state and nation.