Texas Shale Jobs Surging

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Keeping Our Economy Rolling

It seems like every economic sector in the United States is benefitting from the clean, cheap, and abundant shale gas energy that is being produced in North Texas and elsewhere in the country. 

Many of these benefits come in industries that are not typically associated with natural gas. For example, the American “shale gas revolution is a significant factor behind a recent spate of investments by overseas tire makers” in the United States according to a recent report posted on TireBusiness.com,

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Shale Revolution: Changing the American Energy Policy Debate

Adam O’Neal of RealClearPolitics authored an excellent piece (“Fracking Has Changed the Energy Policy Debate”) that details the incredible political and policy impacts of enhanced American energy production. 

O’Neal notes that while American energy policies of the last several decades have been built around the problems of energy scarcity, this is no longer the case thanks to the American shale revolution that started right here in the Barnett Shale.

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Energy Tops in STEM Careers for Students

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Can I Get an Amen?

Economist Dr. Mark Perry highlighted some astounding information in a recent post on the American Enterprise Institute Carpe Diem blog this week.

According to Dr. Perry, "Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs” since the beginning of the recession in 2007.” This stands in stark contrast to the stagnation seen elsewhere in the United States as "civilian employment in the other 49 states without Texas is still 0.73% and almost one million jobs below the December 2007 level."

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CLEAN Veterans Event in Denton

A number of veterans and other members of the community gathered last night at the American Legion Senior Center in Denton to learn more about Barnett Shale natural gas and ask questions of industry experts.

Attendees were eager to learn more about the technical aspects of shale energy production and the impact that the shale energy revolution is having on our nation’s energy security.

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Texas Leading Nation in Job Creation Thanks to Shale Energy

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Shale Energy Facts

The debate over America's energy future is a hot topic across the United States. Shale energy continues to expand in the United States, producing massive jobs gains and substantial benefits to consumers while also cleaning the air and reducing our nation's greenhouse gas emissions

This success has frustrated anti-energy activists in Texas and elsewhere. These activists have responded with scare tactics and misleading campaigns to make it more difficult and costly for Americans to develop our shale energy resources. Unfortunately, these efforts to stigmatize shale energy production threaten our nation's economic vitality and energy security.

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October 23 - Natural Gas Summit in Austin

Texans looking to begin a new career or find a new job in the energy industry should consider attending the Texas Natural Gas Summit and Job Fair in Austin on October 23, 2014. 

The event is hosted by the Railroad Commission of Texas and will "showcase companies that are creating good jobs by increasing the use of Texas natural gas to fuel vehicles and oilfield equipment. Last year oil and gas jobs grew nearly 5 percent statewide and helped Texas lead the nation in job creation. These jobs pay well. The average oil and natural gas worker earns about $107,000 a year."

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State of Energy Opportunities

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