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The Texas Economy Trumps That of Russia

April 18, 2018

You’ve heard the expression – everything’s bigger in Texas! This definitely holds true when it comes to the size of Texas’ economy. Frank Holmes discusses how even though Russia has five times more residents than the Lone Star State, Texas’ economy is $400 billion larger at $1.7 trillion. Russia still dominates as the world’s top crude oil producer, but the U.S. is close behind in second place, with Texas pumping out 40 percent of it.

For Frank’s full explanation of how the Texas economy trumps that of Russia, watch the video below!

Want to learn more about the domestic energy sector? Read Frank’s blog, U.S. Energy is Breaking All Kinds of Records – Are You Participating?

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Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments and exports less imports that occur within a defined territory.


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