Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector Continues Uptick in Employment, Adds 3,100 Jobs in June


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 September 2020, months with job gains have outnumbered decline months 7-to-2….

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New Analysis: Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Drives U.S. Economic Recovery, Strengthens All Industries


July 20, 2021

AUSTIN – The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) today released a new analysis of the oil and natural gas industry’s vast economic impact on Texas’s economy and highlighted its importance to the state’s post-pandemic recovery. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and based on the latest government data available, shows that Texas’s oil and natural gas industry directly and indirectly supported over 2.5 million total jobs across the state’s economy in 2019….

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Houston Chronicle Article on UT Report Belongs in Opinion Section, not Business


July 19, 2021

In an article last week, the Houston Chronicle writes on a recently-released report by the University of Texas (UT) titled, “The Timeline and Events of the February 2021 Texas Electric Grid Blackouts.” But rather than reporting the full nature of the report’s content, the paper instead cherry-picks only certain parts of the study, leaving the reader with an incorrect and unsubstantiated view of what the actual report conveyed about the role of natural gas and other power sources during Winter Storm Uri….

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