Labor

U.S. Energy Sector Market Improving, But Labor Shortage Taking A Toll

U.S. oil and natural gas extraction jobs began inching up in parts of the country in late 2016, and it can’t come quickly enough as the tight labor market apparently already is affecting onshore drilling efficiencies as operators raise more rigs.

January 10, 2017

Dominion Locks Out 915 NatGas Union Workers Across Six States

Two Dominion subsidiaries began locking out 915 union-represented employees across six states Wednesday until negotiations on a new labor contract are completed.

September 7, 2016
Oilfield Recovery Prolonged as Many Laid-Off Employees Never Coming Back, Says Evercore

Oilfield Recovery Prolonged as Many Laid-Off Employees Never Coming Back, Says Evercore

Contrary to the optimism some oilfield services companies have expressed about finding a solid labor pool once the oil and gas upturn begins, many former employees have no intention of ever returning, according to a survey by Evercore ISI.

August 2, 2016

Halliburton Agrees to Pay $18.3M in Overtime to 1,016 U.S. Employees

Halliburton Co. has agreed to pay almost $18.3 million total in overtime wages to 1,016 U.S. employees in one of the largest recoveries of its type in years, the Department of Labor said Tuesday.

September 22, 2015
No Immunity in Appalachia; Oil and Gas Jobs Falling Off

No Immunity in Appalachia; Oil and Gas Jobs Falling Off

While steep job cuts in the oilfields of Texas and North Dakota have been hard to miss in recent months, the Appalachian Basin has not escaped the trend, with the region’s workforce being trimmed and a less visible retrenchment still evident.

June 19, 2015
North America Downstream Material, Labor Costs Seen Rising Over Next Six Months

North America Downstream Material, Labor Costs Seen Rising Over Next Six Months

Increasing investments in the North American petrochemical, pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors may boost costs and strain labor over the next six months, according to an analysis.

June 27, 2014
Oil and Gas Industry Employment Grew 40% Over Six Years

Oil and Gas Industry Employment Grew 40% Over Six Years

In the six years spanning 2007 through 2012, total U.S. private sector employment increased by more than one million jobs, or about 1%. However, over the same period, the oil and gas industry — segmented into drilling, extraction and support segments — increased by more than 162,000 jobs, which equates to a 40% increase,” according to a new study from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

August 12, 2013

Ameren Illinois Proposes 10-Year Natural Gas Infrastructure Plan

Illinois business and labor organizations joined with Ameren Illinois Tuesday to outline a legislative proposal that could, over 10 years, accelerate rebuilding aging natural gas delivery infrastructure while maintaining regulatory oversight.

March 27, 2013

Louisiana Gas Plant Operator Cited for Explosion

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Plains Gas Solutions LLC in Eunice, LA, for one “willful” and seven “serious” violations involving OSHA’s process safety management standards following an explosion and fire that severely burned a worker earlier this year.

September 4, 2012

Cornell Study Counters TransCanada’s Keystone Jobs Claim

A study by the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University counters recent claims by TransCanada Corp.’s CEO Russ Girling that the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from the Alberta-U.S. international border to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) region could create as many as 20,000 new jobs.

November 9, 2011
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