Texas leads nation in exports, thanks to petrochemicals and gasoline

April 11, 2015 2:58 AM

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Texas leads nation in exports, thanks to petrochemicals and gasoline

WASHINGTON — Texas refineries churning out gasoline and diesel — and selling the bounty overseas in record levels — helped make the Lone Star State an export leader in 2014, according to new government data.

“Texas is leading the way,” Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker told reporters on a conference call to discuss the report Thursday. “They support more than 1.1 million jobs through exports.”

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