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  •  And that probably does not include downstream (4+ / 0-)

    tax revenues from gasoline sold in other states that is refined in Texas.

    I mentioned this in another comment.  Texas refines 40% of all oil in the US.  An independent Texas could decide to sell that refined product on the open market rather than to its neighbor to the north.

    Gasoline consumption in the rest of the USA would plummet and so would tax revenues.

    All this talk of "better off without 'em" is just stupid.

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