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Natural Gas, Oil Found to Support Sizeable Chunk of U.S. GDP, Including Pennsylvania

Natural Gas, Oil Found to Support Sizeable Chunk of U.S. GDP, Including Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s oil and natural gas industry supported 6.1% of the total jobs and 9.7% of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, according to a new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The industry overall supported 480,000 total jobs (102,500 direct and 377,800 indirect) and contributed $78.4 billion ($39.4 billion direct and $38.9…

July 28, 2021
Texas Upstream Employment Continuing to Rise, with Job Count Up Sharply

Texas Upstream Employment Continuing to Rise, with Job Count Up Sharply

Recent data compiled from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that the state’s upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 1,600 jobs in May month/month, expanding a recovery that began last fall. Since the low point in employment in September, months with job gains have outnumbered the decline months 6-to-2, the Texas Oil & Gas…

June 29, 2021
U.S. OFS Jobs Seen ‘Fairly Flat’ as E&Ps Shift from Production Growth

U.S. OFS Jobs Seen ‘Fairly Flat’ as E&Ps Shift from Production Growth

Employment in the U.S. oilfield services (OFS) sector ticked up in May as growth in support roles and equipment fabrication offset declines in extraction, pipeline construction and manufacturing, according to estimates by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. The sector grew by 1.6% in May, racking up an additional 9,707 jobs over April, according to…

June 18, 2021
Texas Slowly Adding Upstream Jobs After ‘Difficult Season’

Texas Slowly Adding Upstream Jobs After ‘Difficult Season’

The Texas upstream oil and gas industry added 2,300 jobs during February, still not back to its pre-pandemic levels, but slowly rising since last September, according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA). Texas Workforce Commission data indicated that the upstream sector has added 7,400 jobs since the low point in September. Total upstream…

April 1, 2021
U.S. Oilfield Workforce Climbs in January for Fifth Consecutive Month

U.S. Oilfield Workforce Climbs in January for Fifth Consecutive Month

Employment in the U.S. oilfield services (OFS) and equipment sector climbed for the fifth consecutive month in January, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and analysis by the Energy Workforce and Technology Council. “After shedding nearly 102,000 jobs from March to August due to pandemic-related demand destruction, the upstream oil…

February 9, 2021