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A man takes in pictures the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group Eugen Maersk ship, the world?s largest 397 m long container vessel, on February 20, 2008 in the French harbor of Le Havre, western France. AFP PHOTO ROBERT FRANCOIS (Photo credit should read ROBERT FRANCOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

La Porte dockworkers may keep jobs after terminal shutdown

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APM Terminals is shuttering its La Porte operations, but handing over the container and cargo-handling operations over to the Port of Houston Authority at the Barbours Cut terminal facility.
A man takes in pictures the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group Eugen Maersk ship, the world?s largest 397 m long container vessel, on February 20, 2008 in the French harbor of Le Havre, western France. AFP PHOTO ROBERT FRANCOIS (Photo credit should read ROBERT FRANCOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

APM Terminals to close operations, cut more than 100 port jobs near Houston

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In a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, Scott Reiss, head of human resources for APM Terminals in the U.S., said the company is permanently shutting down its operations at East Barbours Cut Boulevard by July 24 and eliminating 109 jobs in the process.
(Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT/SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS)

Statoil to cut 2,000 jobs, adding to Norway’s woes

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The job losses at Statoil, Norway’s No. 1 oil and gas producer, add to thousands more in the country’s offshore energy industry after crude collapsed in the second half of 2014
Floor hands David Vannapha, left, Mario Ramos, center, and Jose Garza make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig near Encinal in Webb County, Texas, U.S., on Monday, March 26, 2012. The Perseus is drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, a sedimentary rock formation underlying an area of South and East Texas. Photographer: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** David Vannapha; Mario Ramos; Jose Garza

Oil field services hit hard in jobs report

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The latest data suggests the worst may be over for upstream oil and gas production jobs, but the supply chain that supports that work is still getting hit.
A sign tower reaches toward the sky at the entrance to Schlumberger's Sugar Land campus. (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Schlumberger cuts another 11,000 jobs in wake of oil crash

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Oil field services firm Schlumberger announced Thursday it plans to ax another 11,000 workers, kicking off what could be a second major wave of layoffs across the oil industry.
(Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Wages for oil and gas workers are growing the slowest of any industry

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Falling oil prices and a slowdown in the energy sector have prompted wage growth in the oil and gas industry — as well as Houston at-large — to come to standstill, according to new data.
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A Tenaris Conroe employee lines up a stack of pipes so a Petibone forklift can pick the up to put into another pile waiting to be finished for sale Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in Conroe.  (Nick de la Torre/Chronicle)

Hundreds more Houston-area jobs cut as oil-equipment demand falls

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Falling oil prices have prompted businesses affiliated with the the energy industry to announce more than 400 job cuts in the Houston area as demand for their products and services falls.
(oilfieldservicesgrandeprairie.com)

Oil layoffs slowed in March, but firms still say 12,800 jobs will get axed

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So far, Texas is outpacing every other state in planned layoffs, with 47,000 job cuts this year.
Original byline: Jim Blecha/

Experts: New Mexico oil patch could lose 2,000 jobs

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The number of drill rigs operating in the San Juan and Permian basins has dropped from 85 to 60 over the past year, and state energy Secretary David Martin said each rig directly employs 50 workers and another 50 to 70 in support jobs.
(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

Americans drove more than 3 trillion miles last year

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The 33 percent slide at U.S. pumps, combined with an improving job market, touched off a national spending spree on sport utility vehicles, vacations and Christmas presents.