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As unconventional U.S. oil, gas boom,so do jobs: report

Reuters --
The U.S. oil and gas rush is cutting into jobless numbers, supporting a total of 1.7 million jobs this year, a number that will swell to almost 3 million by 2020, a leading consultant said in a study released on Tuesday.

The report by forecaster IHS Global Insight is part of a series attempting to quantify the impact that booming production of so-called "unconventional" oil and gas has had on the American economy.

Using new technology to blast fossil fuels trapped in shale rock has transformed the U.S. energy sector.

After five years of rapid growth, unconventional oil accounts for about 2 million barrels per day of U.S. production in 2012, IHS said. Total U.S. crude oil production is expected to average 6.3 million barrels per day,


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Submitted Oct 24, 2012 By: RENEGADEGAS
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 7:07:18 AM

As long as Americans on average waste lots of energy, we will never be energy safe, let alone, independent.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 11:44:33 PM

Interesting!!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 4:56:05 AM

where there's a boom, there follows a bust eventually.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 1:38:59 PM

Now that the price supports it, time for both more uncon oil and renewable energy development.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 10:27:41 AM

Time will tell if this supports the numbers.
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sydb7
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Fossil-fuels are non-renewable! Develop alternative fuels now!
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nb52
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 5:26:03 AM

More US jobs is a good thang.
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:23:48 PM

in the long term, oil use will diminish. if a lot of people work in oil, 20 years from now, they will be out of a job or need to be retrained.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:07:11 PM

Enough jobs to get everyone off welfare?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:06:42 PM

Sweet
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:04:21 PM

Wonder if there will be enough refineries to process the crude oil?
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Won't last if Obama is reelected.
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what me worry?
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Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:57:47 PM

So where are these jobs then?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:57:37 PM

2 million barrels per dat of U.S production in 2012, sounds good.
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They may hire illegals for the dirty jobs Americans don't want.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:56:52 PM

Good to see jobs and energy.

Don't let BHO & Co. find out or they'll squash both.

Green is red.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:55:55 PM

Oil is the U.S. Economic Life Blood. Yes, it would be nice to move off of Oil, but the Tech, and Markets are still Oil driven. The other energy tech still needs to be developed in order to replace oil and coal.
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romney will make this segment grow
instead of food stamps
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Just wait the EPA will screw this up as well.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:50:26 PM

Not enough jobs. Economy still in the toilet!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:47:10 PM

Not many workers are suited for those kinds of jobs.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:45:38 PM

Certainly not a government bailout
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all without government help
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:41:44 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:35:21 PM

Who said "under my plan prices will be higher"???
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:35:08 PM

great
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:33:23 PM

Sounds like a win-win. More American jobs and more domestic energy production.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:31:45 PM

Yup...No thanks to worthless Obama. The man is truly "Green". By that I mean "Born Yesterday And Not Ripe For The Job".

The US Mid West will indeed open up to Shale Oil and Shale Gas. The East will open up to Shale Gas.

That's where the jobs are so...Get "Fracking" on with your job.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:29:08 PM

Good, we need more jobs.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:28:29 PM

No jobs around here and with Democrat policies there are none in sight for the future.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:27:53 PM

As long a Barry is out of a job Jan 20 the oil, gas boom will stand a chance.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:27:31 PM

OK
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It is there, just waiting to be fracked
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Yep. No thanks to Obama.
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OK
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I read this article
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OK
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Hire now and stop talking about it
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:15:00 PM

And people complain about the huge profits oil companies make. I'll take the increase in jobs and don't mind if it measn the oil companies making big bucks.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:14:34 PM

boom in oil usually flows down the line
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Good
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:11:30 PM


Let’s hope it does not bring with it an environmental disaster that would plague us for decades. Lots of nasty stuff being pumped into the ground without much evident concern.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:07:43 PM

Interesting article...
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:00:03 PM

Ok we do have oil in the USA still!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:57:47 PM

hm
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:56:18 PM

Sounds like it still helps less than 1 out of every 200 people in this country. Think of it that way.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:56:02 PM

I imagine the tangent effect for retail and service jobs in the oil regions is more money for the burger flippers :)
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