Texas is one of the United States' leading oil producing states. The Eagle Ford Shale Play, located in Texas, is one of the most actively drilled targets for unconventional oil and gas. There were 55 oil rigs in the Eagle Ford region as of early 2017. Texas is also the leading natural gas producing state in the U.S., though Pennsylvania, the second-largest gas producing state contains the Marcellus Shale Area along with West Virginia, which has the highest number of gas rigs in the country.
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