Perryman Group backtracks their Drilling Jobs Numbers admits TX growing jobs before energy surge

Yesterday I blogged about how The Arlington Chamber of Commerce failed to convince council not to adopt a per well fee to support our emergency response teams ability to respond to gas well incidents in our neighborhoods. They quoted a 2012 study from the Perryman Report that 1 in 11 jobs in north Texas was related to the natural gas industry…. 

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Then two years later in 2014 they hint on some backtracking….“Although direct employment in the industry is a small percentage of total jobs, the work is often well paying.”

And then the Perryman Group reported their June 10 2015 economic forecast saying……

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The June 2015 Perryman Report goes on to say… “Energy has not been the only source of growth in Texas; the state economy was growing nicely even before the energy surge, and I don’t think the state economy is likely to experience a prolonged setback given the oil price decline.”


Going from 1 in 11 north Texas jobs (9%)..ooops flip flop!…

…..down to 1 in 40 north Texas jobs (2.5%) changes the magnitude of fracking

job opportunities by 3.6 times being overstated.

You can increase the geographical area and

water down stastical data when it

suits the point you want

to make.


Perrymans backtracking on how damn important that shale gas rush was for job creation is a lesson that enforces success in job life after drilling..

or should we say…to keep life going…we must stop drilling.


About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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