(Advertisement)

Oil firms pumping work force dry

Posted: March 12, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.

A welder builds parts for petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Ky. The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is struggling to find enough skilled workers, an industry report says.

After spending years searching for enough crude to pump, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry now is struggling to find and pay enough skilled workers to tap the abundant supply in shale rock, putting $100 billion in planned petrochemical projects at risk, industry analysts say.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 03/12/2013

(Advertisement)



« Previous Story

Is nuclear getting blown away?

Dietz Brothers Inc. towermen attach the blades of a Polaris America LLC wind turbine installed by Renewable Energy SD in Elgin, Minn., in February 2012.

A glut of government-subsidized wind power may help accomplish a goal some environmentalists have sought for d... Read »

Next Story »

Arkansas highlighted on UA recruiting map

Barry Lunney Jr. will be responsible for recruiting most in-state players at the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas has finalized the recruiting areas of its coaching staff, including five coaches recruiting talent-ri... Read »