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Study Finds 600,000 More Jobs Supported By Oil, Gas

Nick Snow, Washington Editor
Oil and Gas Journal

August 1, 2013

The US oil and gas industry supported 9.8 million American jobs in 2011, an increase of more than 600,000 jobs in just 2 years, a PricewaterhouseCoopers study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute found.

“If we get our policies right, we can create hundreds of thousands more,” API Pres. Jack N. Gerard said. “That’s the message we’re taking to members of Congress as they go home for the August recess.”

During an Aug. 1 teleconference, Gerard told reporters, “The report confirms what we already know—that America’s 21st century energy revolution is driving our economic recovery. API will continue to work with elected officials during the recess to get policies right. We’ll also continue our advertising campaigns and work with our grassroots network which now numbers more than 15 million Americans.”

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