Energy Facts

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

Jobs and Revenue:

  • The oil and gas industry in Montana today supports more than 43,000 jobs
  • The industry adds more than $4.5 billion to Montana's gross state product, representing almost 10.8% of its wealth. 
  • America’s oil and natural gas industry supports 10.3 million jobs and contributes $1.3 trillion in added value to the economy.
  • The average non-gas station oil and natural gas industry salary in Montana is $86,143.  That is more than double the state's average salary across all industries of $37,862. 
  • Montana has the nation's largest estimated recoverable coal reserves and holds one-fourth of the nation's demonstrated coal reserve base.
  • Montana produces about 1 in every 100 barrels of U.S. oil.
  • Montana's four oil refineries, which can process 205,000 barrels of crude a day, receive most of their oil from Canada and Wyoming.
  • More than half of Montana's net electricity generation comes from coal.