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….
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……
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
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.