Jobs up in Texas upstream oil and gas sector in September

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Posted 11/6/20

The upstream sector of the Texas oil and natural gas industry added 700 jobs in September, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. This is the first uptick since February, bringing the …

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Jobs up in Texas upstream oil and gas sector in September

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The upstream sector of the Texas oil and natural gas industry added 700 jobs in September, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. This is the first uptick since February, bringing the total upstream employment in Texas to 170,500 jobs – jobs that pay among the highest wages in Texas.  The upstream sector involves oil and natural gas extraction and excludes other industry sectors such as refining, petrochemicals, fuels wholesaling, oilfield equipment manufacturing, pipelines, and gas utilities, which support hundreds of thousands of additional jobs in Texas.

“At a time when some question the future of oil and natural gas, this small but positive job growth is an indicator of better days ahead,” said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.

Oil and natural gas are important to the economy and are expected to remain a part of the energy sector for generations, Staples said.

He added that oil and natural gas are essential for 96% of the products used in day to day life such as computers, cell phones, medical devices, eye glasses, hand sanitizer and other products.

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