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Like much of the Northeast, New York has minimal oil and natural gas resources, mostly limited to small reserves of both in Western New York. Despite this lack of naturally occurring resources, New York is still a vital player in the nation’s energy network. New York Harbor is the largest and most important petroleum product hub in the high-energy consumption Northeast. With a bulk terminal storage capacity of over 75 million barrels, New York Harbor helps make the Empire State one of the most important petroleum distribution and storage centers in the nation. As a whole, New York uses more energy than many other states. This has more to do with the breadth and scope of activity in the state than it does with inefficiency. In fact, in large part due to New York’s extensive and widely used mass transit network, New Yorkers’ per capita energy consumption is among the lowest in the country. Still, the state’s energy needs are great. So much so that roughly 20 percent of all businesses (more than 100,000) and employees (over 1.5 million) in the state are heavily affected by policies governing the oil and gas industry.