05.02.13

How Oil Made Working-Class North Dakota a Whole Lot Richer

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently produced a breakdown of job growth during North Dakota's oil rush, and it's pretty remarkable. In counties where oil rigs have sprouted up to drill from the Bakken Shale Formation -- a few of which are actually in Montana -- employment grew by 35.9 percent from 2007 to 2011, from about 78,000 jobs to more than 105,000.

 

04.28.13

FedEx CEO: 'Oil Has Become a Geopolitical Weapon'

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, a company that consumes over 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline per year, told a gathering at the libertarian oriented Cato Institute that 'oil has become a geopolitical weapon of choice, both for U.S. interests and against U.S. interests.'

 

04.25.13

7 Oil Field Jobs Companies Are Desperate To Fill

Developments in technology and high oil prices have created stunning oil booms across the U.S. There's just one problem: More oil requires more oil workers.

 

04.22.13

Survey Finds Majority Backs Keystone Pipeline

A majority of Americans and Canadians back TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL pipeline and say securing a stable energy supply for North America should be a bigger priority than reducing carbon emissions, a poll released Monday found.

 

04.19.13

Getting an Oilfield Job: Do You Have What it Takes?

What do you get when you cross more than 500,000 barrels of Bakken oil per day with a bazillion oil producers, contractors and investors? Answer: That would be our oil uberboom, gushing with plentiful oilfield jobs available to the right people with the right stuff. That was the easy question. Now for the trick question: How do you get one of those jobs?

 

09.30.12

A Perfect Fit: Veterans And The Oil And Gas Industry

America's booming petroleum business offers recent veterans golden job opportunities now in oil patches from Pennsylvania to North Dakota as demand for energy resources soars.