Why Demand for Upstream Oil & Gas Workers is Soaring in Texas

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Demand for Oil & Gas workers is soaring in Texas meaning companies in the sector are struggling to source the labor they need.

Figures published by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) showed that Texas upstream employment increased by 25,500 jobs year-on-year in May 2022 to reach a total of 188,700 jobs.

This represented a year-on-year increase of 16% on the total for May 2021.

The 25,500 increase consisted of 5,700 oil and natural gas extraction jobs and 19,800 service sector jobs.

Which City In Texas Is Leading The Way?

The Houston metropolitan area is the largest region in Texas for Oil & Gas industry employment – metro upstream employment in the city increased by 7,500 jobs year-on-year in May 2022 to reach a total of 64,800 jobs.

The increase in Houston included 3,300 oil and natural gas extraction jobs and 4,200 jobs in the services sector. 

In general, TIPRO said there had been “strong posting data” for upstream, midstream and downstream sectors in Texas

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