In these decades, virtually all regions of Texas opened for gas and oil drilling. I was raised in Odessa, Texas and the Permian Basin region became one of the largest producing regions of Texas. My loved ones are third generation gas and oil employees. My father is 83 years old and has drilled 3000 oil wells throughout the world. He works regular and assembles drilling rigs in Houston, Texas. Texas has generated more gas and oil than any other nation in the U.S. and remains now, the largest gas and oil producing state.