The United States is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, and as a result of greater use of clean-burning natural gas and cleaner, more efficient fuels, we are also a world leader in reducing carbon emissions and other air pollutants. We have a proven model for achieving environmental progress without sacrificing jobs, economic growth, energy security or consumer affordability. Our political leadership has the opportunity to continue, and expand upon, the American energy revolution by implementing policies that recognize our energy reality, both today and tomorrow, and are based on sound science and economics.
We must seize the career opportunities that the oil and gas sector can provide to a diverse American labor force with the potential to break the cycle of generational poverty. Allowing investments in the oil and gas industry could create good-paying job opportunities for minorities and women. African American and Hispanic workers are projected to account for close to 25 percent of new hires in management, business and financial jobs through 2035. Of the women projected to be hired by the industry, more than half are expected to fill management and professional occupations.
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A vast opportunity exists for the oil and natural gas industry to attract, retain, and develop lifelong careers for veterans in the industry. Veterans come to the civilian workforce with extensive technical and nontechnical skills gained through military experience and training. Many of these skills have direct applicability to the oil and gas industry, making them ideal candidates to fill the projected 1.3 million job opportunities available in the oil and natural gas industry.
A vast opportunity exists for the oil and natural gas industry to attract, retain, and develop life long careers for women and minorities. Nearly 1.9 million job opportunities are projected in the oil & natural gas and petrochemical industries through 2035. Women and minority workers represent a critically vital and available talent pool to help meet the demands of the projected growth and expansion.
Continuing a series of research studies, a new IHS report titled Minority and Female Employment in the Oil & Natural Gas and Petrochemical Industries, 2015-2035 examines the long-term U.S. demographic and labor market trends that will create future job opportunities for minorities and women in the oil & natural gas and petrochemical industries.
A vast opportunity exists for the oil and natural gas industry to attract, retain, and develop life long careers for women in the industry. A critical part of recruiting more women is understanding their attitudes and perceptions in regards to the oil and natural gas industry. Through a series of focus groups and a national survey, American Viewpoint and Lake Research Partners learned what is important to women when making employment decisions, what they already know and understand about the oil and natural gas industry, and what messages resonate with them.
Wood Mackenzie has evaluated the impact on the US economy of various pro-development policies and regulatory constraints in the oil and natural gas sectors.
The oil and natural gas industry is the backbone of the American economy and what happens in the industry reverberates throughout the entire economy.
This report presents the findings of a 2014 survey of U.S. businesses that constitute America’s domestic oil and natural gas supply chain. Included in the survey are companies that provide goods and services for onshore oil and natural gas development, whether as operators, contractors, service companies, suppliers, or other vendors.
This report examines the employment outlook of African American and Hispanic workers and employment by gender in the oil and natural gas and petrochemical industries over the period 2010 to 2030.
Technological innovations in America’s oil and natural gas industry are resulting in new opportunities to put more people to work, boost domestic production, grow government revenue, and save many billions annually in imported energy costs.
This study by Wood Mackenzie examines the impacts of opening access to key U.S. regions which are currently closed to development, as well as assessing a return to historical levels of development on existing U.S. producing areas (including onshore U.S., the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska). The economic impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline and other potential Canada to U.S. oil pipelines are also considered.