Oil and Gas Fact Sheet

Oil and Gas Fact Sheet

  • Mississippi ranks 12th in annual oil production among the producing states, and ranks 20th in natural gas production.
  • Mississippi refineries such as the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, as well as two smaller boutique refineries, make the state a vital element in international oil trade and the development of fuels.
  • Major natural gas interstate pipelines transport Mississippi and interstate natural gas to large populations of customers throughout the United States.
  • Mississippi is one of a handful of states that has CO2 pipelines which carry CO2 for enhanced oil recovery. The existing specialized infrastructure creates an opportunity for the state, should large scale carbon capture and geologic sequestration become a national mandate.