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The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Texas shed 28,300 oil and gas jobs since December

The oil slump has claimed at least 28,300 oil and gas jobs in Texas since December as the industry continues to pare back amid the worst downturn in years.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

What to do if you lose your energy job

Some experts predict upstream oil and gas job cuts in Texas could reach 50,000. An energy sector recruiter explains what laid off workers should do to boost their job prospects.
(Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

U.S. loses oil jobs

The recent loss could be just the beginning of the decline in oil sector jobs, as more energy companies slash budgets and shrink contracts.
The Baker Hughes research and development building in Tomball, Texas. (Todd Spoth/For the Chronicle)

Executives mum about what the Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal means for jobs

Officials at Halliburton and Baker Hughes have remained tight-lipped about what today’s transaction means for jobs at the two oilfield services companies.
A multibillion-dollar expansion of  Dow Chemical Co's Freeport complex is one of many Gulf Coast petrochemical projects driven partly by low-priced U.S. natural gas.  (Dow Chemical Co. photo)

Report: Export boom will boost Houston job growth

A report by the Greater Houston Partnership and HSBC Bank says Houston may enjoy a 15 percent rise in exports, creating 55,000 new jobs.

Survey: Women confront barriers in oil and gas industry

Oil and gas companies are trying to lure women into the industry, but they have some work to do, according to a new report.
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Jobs in oil and gas buck national employment trend

While the new jobs report was a disappointing sign for the national economy, it brought good news about growth in oil and gas.
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Oil near $98 as US economy shows improvement

The price of oil inched toward $98 a barrel Monday after stronger U.S. hiring suggested demand for crude could increase.
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Oil price at its lowest level since June

Benchmark U.S. crude for November delivery dropped $1.42 to close at $97.80.
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Oil and gas jobs have grown 40 percent since 2007

Jobs in the oil and gas sector have grown 40 percent in the last five years, helping to counteract the tepid overall one percent increase in employment.