A recent article questioning the employment created by oil and natural gas activities might come as a surprise to the 9.2 million Americans whose jobs are supported by our industry. The story, which made its way onto the front page of the Washington Post yesterday, raised questions about the validity of estimates coming from researchers and trade associations because those estimates include jobs that are created in supporting the work of the oil and gas industry – service station employees or steel suppliers who provide raw materials for industry projects are two examples. Last time I checked, a job is a job – and our country needs every one of them.
For hundreds of shipyard workers, business leaders, and elected officials in Pennsylvania, today was a big day. They celebrated the new jobs and economic investment that will result from ExxonMobil-affiliate SeaRiver Maritime Inc.’s agreement with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard to build two new Liberty Class tankers.
As policymakers in Washington continue to debate ways to stimulate the economy and boost revenue, there’s a new case study that shows just what can be achieved when the energy industry is able to invest and produce American energy resources. On Tuesday, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce released an analysis of a decade of drilling in the Barnett Shale natural gas formation in 24 North Texas counties.
For people in countries such as the United States, mobile phones today are simply fundamental to our way of life. In fact, for many, it’s hard to remember a time without them. While mobile technologies have created new opportunities for social interaction and daily convenience, it is perhaps in business and commerce that they have the potential to make their greatest contribution to society. But when it comes to women’s use of mobile technologies in countries around the world, there’s still a lot we don’t know.