Texas’ upstream natural gas and oil industry added 5,200 direct jobs from March to April, bringing the state’s latest direct upstream headcount to 190,400, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) said Friday.

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“Texas operators are responding to the call to increase production, despite facing numerous challenges, including inflationary pressures, workforce shortages and an adversarial federal policy environment,” said TIPRO’s President Ed Longanecker.

TIPRO said the April upstream workforce figure represents a year/year increase of 26,700 positions, including 4,300 in oil and gas extraction and 22,400 in oilfield services (OFS).

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