Energy Tomorrow Blog
Posted September 5, 2013
More from the new IHS report on the economic impacts of U.S. unconventional oil and natural gas development – with a deeper focus on jobs.
We posted on the report's big numbers yesterday: IHS projects the full unconventional value chain – the oil and natural gas industry’s upstream, midstream and downstream sectors and energy-related chemical industries – could support 3.3 million jobs by 2020 and nearly 3.9 million by 2025. Energy from shale and other tight-rock formations supported 2.1 million jobs in 2012.
Posted April 11, 2013
Nice video below on the “downstream” folks of America’s oil and natural gas industry – the people who run refineries and deliver petroleum products across the U.S.
As the video says, these highly trained workers are the heart of the oil and natural gas industry.
They work in refineries, which support 540,000 good-paying jobs and contribute $268 billion to U.S. GDP, making fuels that literally run our economy and make modern mobility an afterthought for most of us.
Posted January 23, 2013
The governor of Nebraska’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s route through his state has some opponents conjuring up old arguments and false choices in an attempt to gain traction against a project that could help create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, stimulate economic activity and help make America more energy secure.
Posted January 22, 2013
The decision by Nebraska’s governor to OK a new route through his state for the Keystone XL pipeline is based on a factual assessment of the project’s safety, as well as the economic benefits that would accrue.
Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 6, 2009