As far as attorney Ben Rhem is concerned, gauging Texas’ longstanding relationship with energy is in the numbers.

Rhem, a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, cited a study conducted by Texas Tech in 2014 looking back at the midstream sector numbers in 2013 to tell the story of how closely tied Texas and energy are to each other. During that year, the midstream sector alone had an overall $33 billion economic impact on the Texas economy. It supported 165,000 jobs and contributed $1.6 billion in state and local tax revenues.

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