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Opportunities Abound in the Natural Gas and Oil Industry

jobs  wages  economic benefits 

Jessica  Lutz

Jessica Lutz
Posted July 16, 2018

The numbers are in – the natural gas and oil industry leads all other sectors in compensation for U.S. workers, according to an analysis by Bloomberg. As an industry, we take pride in providing well-paying careers and opportunities for individuals and families, offering support for communities and driving local and national economies. So we’ll gladly accept Bloomberg’s verdict: “the best bet for U.S. workers.”

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The Facts are Clear: Energy Means Jobs

job creation  job growth  wages  oil and natural gas development  bakken shale  north dakota 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 6, 2013

Say Anything Blog’s Rob Port has a suggestion for workers in different parts of the country who are dissatisfied with how much they’re earning in their present jobs: Come to North Dakota.

As Port and economics/energy blogger Mark J. Perry point out, North Dakota’s thriving economy, driven largely by surging oil and natural gas development (thanks, fracking!), is producing outrageously low unemployment – and rigorous competition for workers. You don’t have to be Milton Friedman to recognize that economic growth + worker demand = growing wages.

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Energy Pay Growth and the Regulatory Policies that Fostered It

wages  natural gas  domestic energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 15, 2012

A report by CNNMoney.com notes data showing that pay increases in the oil and natural gas industry have played a large part in the largest jump in U.S. wages in five years

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