Economic growth was concentrated in the energy industry. At the center of the recovery Texas added 1.1 million jobs benefiting from developments in fossil fuels production technology. Without Texas the country would be 350,000 jobs below the 2008 peak. North Dakota's Bakken oil field plus natural gas fracking in Oklahoma, Ohio and Pennsylvania added to job growth as well as reviving the steel fabrication industries for drill pipe and rail cars to transport crude from North Dakota. In addition to job creation, the new crude and natural gas production has drastically reduced the foreign exchange drain that is starving the nation's economy. This increased domestic crude production has caused a 25 percent drop in crude oil prices over the last four months, which will benefit every consumer directly and indirectly with lower energy costs.