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Drilling For Oil, Good for Texans

Drilling for oil is a great source of revenue for Texas.

That is what Texas comptroller Susan Combs is saying today after her visit with the Amarillo Rotary Club.

In fact, she says in the last year Texas drilling has increased by nine percent.

Combs tells us she supports President Bush in his effort to lift overseas drilling because she predicts it will have a positive affect on fuel prices.

"I am very encouraged about the national conversation about increasing drilling offshore. I think it will help consumers. We're feeling the pain at the pump and I know in Amarillo they are too. And so increased supplies absolutely helps withe demands," she says.

Combs says improved technology is the main reason the state is able to increase the number of active oil rigs.

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