Oil & Natural Gas
With its abundance of natural resources, Dumas is one of the nation’s leading locations for oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals, and it was once the world leader in helium production. Companies like Apache, Chesapeake, Conoco-Phillips, BP, and Pioneer Resources drill for oil and natural gas. Throughout Dumas’ Moore County, sub-businesses support the booming industry. Companies specializing in such services as oilfield construction, oilfield equipment, and crude hauling keep the industry moving. Refining the abundance of locally drilled oil, Valero’s McKee Refinery produces a variety of fuels and asphalt. One of the most well connected oil refinery plants in the Valero system, the McKee Refinery has a total throughput capacity of up to 170,000 barrels a day, and it’s in the process of doubling that capacity. As the McKee Refinery grows, it helps other local businesses. With its ongoing expansion comes the need for more pipeline production to accommodate the additional crude.
The subsequent products created though the refining process have supported firms like Continental Carbon, a leading producer of carbon black for the tire industry, as well as area asphalt firms. A leading producer of natural resources, Dumas has a booming oil and natural gas industry that continues to grow. With this growth come new opportunities and reasons to consider a Dumas location!