Powering the Economy – Jobs

Natural gas and oil support 10.3 million jobs – including a supply chain of service companies, contractors, suppliers, equipment manufacturers and more.

Natural gas and oil fuel transportation and manufacturing, as well as the chemistry that produces countless everyday products and advanced technologies ranging from medicine to space travel.

Men and women working for natural gas and oil companies earn more than those working in other sectors, according to government data.

Natural gas and oil also supports jobs in businesses that serve direct industry employees – jobs that might not exist in the same quantity or in specific locations without industry’s presence.

Natural gas supported more than 4 million jobs across the U.S. in 2015.