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