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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 23, 2015

In a post earlier this month I suggested that the domestic energy surge – the government says the U.S. is No. 1 in the world in energy developed from oil and natural gas – is helping reduce oil imports and increasing U.S. energy security – and that it’s a big reason fewer than one in four Americans recently told Gallup they view the energy situation as “very serious.” Probably safe to say the other three are more or less comfortable with the country’s energy picture.  

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cera  exports  global-oil  shale-energy  oil-and-gas-industry  saudi-arabia 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 21, 2015

IHS CERAWeek, one of the world’s top energy conferences, is going on in Houston this week. Some news from Day 1

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job-creation  oil-and-natural-gas-jobs  oil-and-gas-industry  american-energy  petroleum-products 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 10, 2014

A new report on the employment outlook for minorities and women in the oil and natural gas and petrochemical industries can be summed up in two words: tremendous opportunity. The study by consulting firm IHS projects that minorities will fill one-third of jobs in these industries by 2030 – up from one-quarter in 2010.

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job-creation  economic-growth  access  oil-and-gas-industry 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 10, 2014

The top of Pew Research’s annual survey of the U.S. public’s top issues priorities looks a lot like last year’s – and the survey for 2012, and for 2011 and for 2010. This year, as in each of those previous years, Americans told Pew that strengthening the economy and improving the job situation should be the top priorities for President Obama and Congress. 

The specific percentages vary from year to year, but boosting the economy and creating more jobs are consistently at the forefront of most Americans’ thinking. Unfortunately, the January  jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates continuing difficulty on both fronts. Although the economy added 113,000 jobs in January, the figure was short of the 180,000 or so jobs expected by analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

Yet, while total U.S. non-farm employment rose just 0.1 percent from December 2013 to January 2014 and has grown 1.7 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, the jobs picture for oil and natural gas extraction is something different – and better. Sector employment rose 0.9 percent to 206,000 jobs last month over December 2013 and has increased 6.6 percent (12,800 jobs) since January 2013.

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energy-today  fracking  keystone-xl-pipeline  oil-and-gas-industry 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 8, 2013

Wall Street Journal – The 1 Percent Keystone Confusion “The 1%-ers writing checks to Mr. Obama loathe the pipeline. The folks who need and want it are the 99%. They're the working stiffs who are ‘struggling to get by’ in this economy.” –Editorial Fort-Worth Star-Telegram – Once Unprofitable West Texas Oil Play Now Booming Thanks to innovations in hydraulic fracturing and natural gas development, the Spraberry/Wolfcamp shale play in West Texas has roughly quadrupled its oil production since 2003 – producing more than 220,000 barrels a day.

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transcanada  oil-and-gas-industry  new-york  new-jersey  hurricane-sandy  hess  bp234  bayway-refinery 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy’s impact on large parts of New Jersey and the New York City area made for riveting and sobering television, prompting an outpouring of responses – including those from the oil and natural gas industry

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 15, 2010

The Rally for Jobs in Joliet, Illinois, was a reminder of the can-do spirit that is emblematic of America's Midwest. The event exuded patriotism, pride, perseverance--the hallmarks of the 1,000 union members as well as business and industry leaders who took a stand for jobs and the economy at the Pipefitters Training Center. 

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