IHS Shale Supply Chain Study: 56 Sectors, 524K Jobs, Major Impact

Last week an important new shale supply chain study was released by top flight research firm IHS, or Information Handling Service, the publisher of choice for the American Petroleum Institute (API). The IHS study is titled “Supplying the Unconventional Revolution: Sizing the Unconventional Oil and Gas Supply Chain” (main report below). The supply chain is composed of all of those companies supplying goods and services to the shale industry that are not oil and gas producers. The report finds employment related to unconventional oil and gas production in shale supply chain companies totaled 524,000 jobs in 2012 and is expected to grow 45 percent to 757,000 jobs in 2025, equal to 41% of total direct and indirect employment in the shale industry. Conversely, the total number of jobs across the country directly attributable to the shale industry is 1.3 million. It’s not an overstatement that the shale revolution is the only thing that has kept the American economy out of the crapper over the past six years. Let’s dig in to this terrific report from IHS…

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