The Hill

America’s bright spot: Oil and gas
The Hill

Although many U.S. industries have been reluctant to hire new workers due to political and economic uncertainty, the oil and natural gas industry is booming worldwide. Jobs are available on offshore rigs, at service companies that support energy production activities, and onshore where technologies are unlocking energy supplies from impermeable rock deep underground.

Hydraulic fracturing, directional drilling, and 3- and 4-D computer modeling, among other high technologies, are helping to produce oil and natural gas from shale formations. In the process, they are creating jobs at large and small companies in dozens of states.

In North Dakota, where drillers are producing crude oil from the Bakken Shale, workers are finding jobs offering wages that are significantly higher than the national average. In Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, tens of thousands of jobs have been created, opening opportunities for unskilled laborers to obtain training and earn excellent wages.

The expansion of the oil and natural gas industry also is occurring at Texas’ Eagle Ford, Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale, Arkansas’ Fayetteville Shale.

Pourquoi remettre à demain ce qu’on peut faire aujourd’hui ? Les Américains l’on comprit, les Québécois préfèrent recevoir de la péréquation…