April Sees Highest Monthly Job Growth in Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector in Nearly 11 Years

May 20, 2022 Data released by the Texas Workforce Commission shows 5,200 upstream oil and natural gas jobs were added in April, the highest monthly growth in nearly 11 years. “Despite continued policy setbacks and supply bottleneck challenges, oil and natural gas companies are moving forward to meet demand here at home and abroad,” said…

April 18, 2022 AUSTIN – Data released by the Texas Workforce Commission shows oil and natural gas upstream jobs grew by 4,300 in March, showing increasing strength in upstream oil and natural gas employment in the state. “The Texas oil and natural gas industry has proven resilient over the years and continued job growth in…

March 25, 2022 AUSTIN – Data released by the Texas Workforce Commission shows increasing strength in upstream oil and natural gas employment in the state. In February 2022, Texas upstream jobs grew by 5,100, the highest spike in over a decade* and the second highest jump in at least 32 years. “A year ago, many…

Since the low point in employment in September of 2020, growth months have outnumbered decline months 11-to-2 AUSTIN – Data from the Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and gas employment continued its climb in October, expanding by 2,300 jobs. Since the low point in employment in September of 2020, growth months have outnumbered…

October 22, 2021 Upstream employment up 15% from the low point in September 2020 AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 2,900 jobs in September. Also, August’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was adjusted downward to 2,500 from the original 2,800.…

September 21, 2021 July upstream oil and natural gas job growth estimate adjusted upward from 1,500 to 2,100 jobs AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 2,800 jobs in August. Also, July’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was raised to 2,100…

By Kathryn Donelson, ConocoPhillips Senior Communications Analyst The hallways of ConocoPhillips’ headquarters in Houston were alive with the sounds of laughter and excitement as 12 high school girls met in person for the first time after a month of virtual interaction. The girls were there to give their final presentations, the culmination of four weeks…

August 24, 2021 June upstream oil and natural gas job growth estimate adjusted upward from 3,100 to 3,600 jobs AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 1,500 jobs in July. Also, June’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was raised to 3,600…

August 13, 2021 By William R. Keffer, Janet Scivally and David Copeland Endowed Professor of Energy Law – Texas Tech University School of Law Question: What is the one essential thing that we all need – and expect – all the time in everything we do, and yet know precious little about? Answer: Energy. In…

July 22, 2021 Oil and natural gas job growth generates jobs elsewhere in the economy AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 3,100 jobs in June – the fifth best single-month performance in over five years. Since the low point in employment in…

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