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Labor shortage threatens to bust shale boom

Labor shortages, causing delays in construction, threaten to slow the Gulf Coast energy boom and push back the date when the country can meet its own energy needs, estimated by BP Plc to be in 2035.  More »

U.S. LNG Exports Could Ensure European Energy Security

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a flashpoint for European and American leaders to reinforce energy security in Europe and redouble efforts to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.  Russia provides nearly one-third of Europe’s annual natural gas demand which totaled 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2013. Ukraine is also the major conduit […]  More »

Economists: Energy industry growth slowing, could hit Houston economy

Experts on Houston’s energy economy say the oil and gas industry is facing a slowdown that will affect job growth, mirroring the tempered outlook energy executives showed in a recent survey.  More »

People making moves in Houston’s energy world

Houston is home to one of the nation’s fastest growing workforces, fueled largely by the expansion of the energy industry. Check out who has capitalized on the booming business with recent job changes and promotions.  More »

Report: Cheap gas will fuel US manufacturing job surge through 2020

An ample supply of cheap natural gas has ignited a U.S. manufacturing surge projected to expand plant payrolls and drive demand for chemicals, machinery and steel through the end of the decade, according to a report released Thursday.  More »

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.  More »

Gulf Coast’s industrial boom strains labor pool

Companies developing multibillion-dollar Gulf Coast plants to export cheap domestic natural gas or make things with it are encountering a harsh reality: There aren’t enough skilled hands to do all that building.  More »

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.  More »

GE Oil & Gas adding jobs at Texas facility

GE Oil & Gas Inc. will invest $8 million and add 175 jobs at its manufacturing facility, which manufactures equipment used in the production of natural gas.  More »

Flint Hills says North Pole Refinery will close

Flint Hills Resources announced Tuesday that it will close its North Pole refinery, shuttering a major employer in the Fairbanks area and eliminating a local source of gasoline, jet fuel, heating fuel and other petroleum products.  More »

North Dakota poised for another hiring blitz

The Bakken Shale is driving another hiring surge in North Dakota, with one oil field services company planning to hire 300 new workers by the spring, according to the Bismark Tribune.  More »

Texas expands clean energy jobs

In October, three new wind energy projects and a smart grid expansion have already beaten out the state’s clean energy developments in the third quarter, according to a recent report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, an environmental advocacy group.  More »
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