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 14, 2022 January 2022 jobs up 10% from January 2021 AUSTIN–Last year showed steady recovery for upstream oil and gas employment in Texas and new data from the Texas Workforce Commission confirms that this climb continues. In January 2022, Texas upstream jobs grew by 1,200. Since the low point in employment in September of…

March 2, 2022 Yesterday the Railroad Commission of Texas released an Operator-Led Response Plan (OLRP) for addressing seismicity associated with produced water or saltwater disposal wells for oil and natural gas drilling activity. The OLRP was created by saltwater disposal well operators within the Northern Culberson-Reeves Seismic Response Area (SRA) in the Permian Basin and…

View this report as a PDF here Keeping Power on Proves Best Winterization Tool As crews in the field worked through expected challenges, keeping the power on enabled technicians to troubleshoot issues on this vast system and keep sufficient volumes of natural gas flowing.   NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE Texas natural gas production,…

View this report as a PDF here Texas Has Abundance of Natural Gas   NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE According to S&P Global Platts, 30-day average for Texas Onshore production continues strong during February 2022 with daily production averaging 1.5 Bcf/d more or almost 7% more than 2021. Source: Gas Daily Market Fundamentals, Feb 3.…

3,000 jobs added in December; employment has grown for past eight months AUSTIN – Data from the Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and gas employment continues to climb as upstream employers expanded payrolls by 3,000 jobs in December 2021. At 188,700 upstream jobs, December 2021 jobs are up by 27,800, or 17.3%, from…

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 29, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “The Texas Oil & Gas Association respects the Railroad Commission’s (RRC) notice to operators in the areas of increased seismic activity and gathering more data to determine the level of appropriate injection volumes is certainly reasonable.…

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