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Oil, gas jobs at highest level this century

Times Record News -- Oil and gas employment in Texas has climbed to the highest level of the 21st century, adding 33,500 jobs during the last 12 months, according to revised estimates of the Texas Workforce Commission.

It also showed that the number of Texans on oil and gas industry payrolls reached a record of 243,900. The industry's previous employment of 220,000 was reported in December 2008. "What was already stout industry job growth according to the original data, turned out to be even stronger when the commission concluded its annual review," said Karr Ingham, the economist who created the Texas Petro Index and updates it monthly. "Not only is the state oil and gas industry leading the Texas economy out of recession, employment records show this industry also is a leading job creator in Texas, especi


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:04:35 AM

With intentional closure of East Coast refineries, more (US and Canadian) crude will go to the Texas Gulf coast where it will be refined, tax free, and then exported, again, tax free. So the taxpayer will be on the hook for paying for any environmental damage (read: spill) but there is no ROI in it for the taxpayers. Just cost.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:01:47 AM

wait, didn't I hear the Reps say the current administration has hampered oil and gas drilling more than anyone else?
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 5:38:40 AM

Thanks to alot of vision by a number of Presidents.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:41:01 PM

Pumpz - "Contrast to Pennsylvania where the oil companies are shutting down the refineries and laying off the workers, engineers, and chemists."

A lot of that is because the oil companies are working to send Canadian crude to Texas, where the refineries are exporting product, instead of to the East Coast, where they're shutting refineries down.

And the Republicans are cheering them on.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:26:32 PM

Good for Texas.
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 1:44:56 PM

And the Tea Partiers still whine.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 8:50:39 AM

Ok!
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TerryLee
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 1:09:10 AM

Go Obama, you are taking the USA down
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 1:00:13 AM

GO TEXAS!!!!!!
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:45:37 AM

No thanks to Obama.
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Pumpz
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:45:14 AM

Contrast to Pennsylvania where the oil companies are shutting down the refineries and laying off the workers, engineers, and chemists.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:42:54 AM

More good news for Texas!
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:40:29 AM

The oil industry provides lots of high paying jobs, unlike the "green" jobs that never materialize and cost billions of tax dollars.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:37:34 AM

..and the economy is still in the toilet
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:37:09 AM

Hopefully in time they will spread the wealth.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:35:21 AM

I would guess gas will pick up and oil jobs will become stable as we continue to use less in the US.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:34:51 AM

Yes, more jobs.
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Live from the 2013 World Series: It's the Atlanta Braves vs. the Minot Bison.........
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:34:07 AM

Than gas prices should be lower....ha....ha....ha....ha......ha......
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:33:19 AM

Good for them but the rest of our country is bad for jobs?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:32:51 AM

I think you are correct, GasholeMI. (Don't know who gasholem1 is.)
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You could always move to Texas
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:31:47 AM

Great that some folks have great jobs
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:31:04 AM

Good news for Texas...not so good for unemployed people in NC!
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:30:50 AM

Not true gasholem1.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:30:29 AM

everything is bigger in TX...
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:24:55 AM

These are the very jobs this administration would like to eliminate.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:24:49 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:23:18 AM

"It's good work if you can get it" ... The BoDeans
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:22:22 AM

Someone tell Obama.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:20:33 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:20:26 AM

What did you expect?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:20:22 AM

I wonder is they will play transportation cost to and from, just a couple 1,000 miles away...
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:20:18 AM

old news and still doesn't help the rest of U.S.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:19:46 AM

Every one is digging & they use people, lots of them. But alas, the jobs are not permanent.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:19:23 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:19:12 AM

What's that got to do with employment in CA or the West?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:18:54 AM

This is good for Texas and other States and provinces, as they are doing well also.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:18:16 AM

Someone is getting those gasoline revenues.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:17:26 AM

i wonder if this will stimulate the economy and lower unemployment rates
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:17:26 AM

Glad there are jobs somewhere.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:17:05 AM

At least someone has a job. Remember to vote.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:16:14 AM

Good work if you can find it.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:14:00 AM

Good for the U.S. or just Texas?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:13:53 AM

that helps them
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:13:16 AM

sure--they make BILLIONS and those earning minimum wage can't even afford to drive to work.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:11:09 AM

What about out state?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:10:40 AM

These are the only union jobs cons don't belly ache about.
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There could be more if obummer would leave them alone.
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ok
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