Oil-patch meaning

An informal term that applies to a region in the United States that produces a significant amount of U.S. oil. The oil patch states include Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana. Although Alaska is a large oil producer, it is geographically outside of the oil patch.
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The petroleum and natural gas industry.
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An oil-producing region.
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An area or region where much petroleum is produced.
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The petroleum industry.
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