Texas leads the United States in several ways.
It produces more cotton than any other state.
Texas produces more beef cattle and sheep than any other state.
And it produces more oil and natural gas than any other state, it contains a fourth of the known U.S. oil reserves.
Texas has about 5 billion barrels of known petroleum deposits, and the state’s refineries can process about 4.6 million barrels of oil a day.
Pipelines deliver Texas natural gas to states as far away as New York.