Massive fossil fuel industry job losses as per Joe Biden administration’s report. A spokesperson for the petroleum administration confirmed that Biden’s administration had worked overtime on restricting American natural gas and oil production.
The Department of Energy in a recent report showed some records. It said that in 2021, the fuel sectors went through a total of 29,271 job losses which is a 3.1% decline. Moreover, petroleum companies (Onshore & Offshore) suffered 31, 593 job losses. In addition, the coal industry lost around 7,125 jobs which ensures a decline of 11.8%.
Jennifer Marsteller, the spokesperson of the Independent Petroleum Association of America said –
“The DOE jobs report reflects not only the broader pandemic slowdown but also an Administration that has worked overtime on restricting American natural gas and oil production,”
“We are confident in our sector, and the working oil and natural gas employees do to bring energy safely and reliably to our country and the world,” she continued. “We urge President Biden to get on board with that same made-in-America pride in our workers,” she added. (Source: Fox News)
The only category that saw a decline was the fuel sector, according to the USEER. Another American Petroleum Institute spokesperson told Fox News –
“The American natural gas and oil industry is proud to support nearly 11 million U.S. jobs, while we have grappled with many of the same labor shortages that the rest of the U.S. economy is facing due to the pandemic, we have seen a slow but steady rebound in drilling and oil & gas support service employment in 2022.”