These 19 counties generate the most oil and gas taxes for Texas

Overall, the state is due $6.2 billion in oil and gas taxes for the 12-month period that ended in November, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

That’s a lot of money, and it all goes to the state’s Rainy Day Fund, a state emergency account that voters in recent elections have approved tapping a portion of for road and water projects.

So what parts of the state are generating the most oil and gas taxes?

Communities in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Permian Basin in West Texas are leading the way, with one of Eagle Ford’s own generating more half a billion dollars in severance taxes in a 12-month period.

View the slideshow above to see the top 19 counties in the state, who are all generating over $100 million in oil and gas taxes for Texas.

For more on this story, including a full interactive that includes oil and gas numbers for each available Texas county, visit Expressnews.com.

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