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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
Canadian Oil, Natural Gas Job Recovery Said Unlikely Until 2022

Canadian Oil, Natural Gas Job Recovery Said Unlikely Until 2022

Canadian oil and gas job losses will continue this year and take until 2022 to brighten, the industry’s workforce monitoring agency is reporting. The contraction is prolonged by corporate takeovers and efficiency drives in response to low prices, the Covid-19 pandemic and environmental policies, according to the Calgary-based Petroleum Labor Market Information (PetroLMI). “Industry is…

March 29, 2021
Dominated by Texas, U.S. Oil, Gas Jobs Plummet in 2020, with Output Seen Trending Down in ’21

Dominated by Texas, U.S. Oil, Gas Jobs Plummet in 2020, with Output Seen Trending Down in ’21

The U.S. oil and gas industry shed more than 160,000 direct jobs in 2020, with nearly half of those losses coming in Texas amid the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, an annual assessment of the sector shows. In its State of Energy Report, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) said the oil…

February 5, 2021
Texas Governor Ready to Fight Biden’s ‘Extreme Hostility’ Against Oil, Gas Industry

Texas Governor Ready to Fight Biden’s ‘Extreme Hostility’ Against Oil, Gas Industry

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has directed state agencies to use the tools in their toolbox to challenge the Biden administration’s actions that threaten the oil and natural gas industry. Abbott last week issued state Executive Order GA-33 that he said is designed to protect the nation’s largest energy state from what he said is federal…

February 1, 2021
Global Oil, Gas Workforce Facing ‘Crisis of Confidence’ in Wake of Covid-19, but Still Sees Opportunities

Global Oil, Gas Workforce Facing ‘Crisis of Confidence’ in Wake of Covid-19, but Still Sees Opportunities

Nearly 80% of oil and natural gas professionals feel less secure in their jobs than they did pre-pandemic, but nearly two-thirds expect advances in engineering may open up opportunities in the next three years. The findings are in the fifth annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report,…

January 15, 2021
Texas Natural Gas and Oil Production Off Sharply in October, but Permian Still Leading Activity

Texas Natural Gas and Oil Production Off Sharply in October, but Permian Still Leading Activity

Texas crude oil and natural gas production posted double-digit percentage losses year/year in October as the state continued to grapple with weakened demand and a soft price environment, according to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). The average daily production of natural gas in Texas declined by more than 16% year/year in October, while crude…

December 31, 2020
Workforce in Texas Upstream Energy Sector Contracts in November After Two Months of Growth

Workforce in Texas Upstream Energy Sector Contracts in November After Two Months of Growth

The number of total jobs in Texas’ upstream sector dipped in November after showing positive gains in October and November, driven principally by layoffs in the services sector.  The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) reported new government data showing that the sector experienced a decline of 2,300 jobs in November compared to…

December 24, 2020
Texas Upstream Energy Job Losses Steeper than Estimated as Pandemic Jolts Industry

Texas Upstream Energy Job Losses Steeper than Estimated as Pandemic Jolts Industry

Routed by Covid-19, the Texas upstream oil and gas sector has lost more jobs this year than originally reported, according to a top industry group. Using internal data and information provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, aka Dallas Fed, workforce reductions in the state over the past year are steeper than first estimates,…

December 10, 2020
November Showed More Job Gains for U.S. OFS Sector, but Uncertainty Still Prevails

November Showed More Job Gains for U.S. OFS Sector, but Uncertainty Still Prevails

Oilfield equipment and services jobs in the United States climbed slightly in November for the third month in a row, but it’s still a tough slog with pandemic-related job losses down by nearly 92,000, according to a new analysis. The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) said the domestic oilfield services (OFS) and equipment sectors…

December 10, 2020
Texas Oil, Gas Industry Facing ‘Great Crew Change’ as Boomers Retire, Fewer Enter Workforce

Texas Oil, Gas Industry Facing ‘Great Crew Change’ as Boomers Retire, Fewer Enter Workforce

The Texas oil and gas industry has faced a unique set of challenges this year, but it continues to provide strong economic support and will for decades to come, according to one of the state’s top energy groups. The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) issued its latest report Thursday on employment trends,…

December 4, 2020
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