Posts Tagged ‘gulf coast’

Sep
2015
1

Trades Leaders: NoLa Officials’ Objection to Labor Standards Crushed Post-Katrina Employment Growth

Trades Leaders: NoLa Officials' Objection to Labor Standards Crushed Post-Katrina Employment Growth
  In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Building Trades Unions of New Orleans attempted to use rebuilding efforts to secure opportunities for the city’s most disenfranchised residents. Family-sustaining careers were the primary objective.  But without the support of local and state governments, their mission was near impossible.  Ten...
Oct
2013
17

API: Nearly Two Dozen LNG Export Applications Waiting for Approval, Would Spur Massive Investment

API: Nearly Two Dozen LNG Export Applications Waiting for Approval, Would Spur Massive Investment
  America is generating unprecedented amounts of natural gas and it’s role in the future of our economy is a hot topic of debate.  With the ability to turn natural gas into liquefied natural gas (LNG), 21 companies have applied to export LNG to countries America does not have free trade agreements with.  Supporters argue [&hellip...;
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Oct
2013
4

Another Big Energy Investment Hits the Gulf Coast

Another Big Energy Investment Hits the Gulf Coast
  The Royal Dutch Shell company has announced that they are moving forward with an investment in the American Natural Gas industry that will create a gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana.  Workers in the Gulf Coast region are the likely benefactors of the proposed plant as are American consumers.  According to The Motley Fool: Shell’s...
Sep
2013
11

Oil Industry Catching the Union Bug, Eschewing Labor-Management Drama of Yesteryear

Oil Industry Catching the Union Bug, Eschewing Labor-Management Drama of Yesteryear
  Sitting down to eat barbecue at the Pipefitters Local 211 union hall in Houston, American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard may have looked out of place.  However, with as many as 500,000 new jobs to find workers for in the Gulf Coast region (by the year 2020), the expectation that big company management and [&hellip...;
Aug
2013
30

Demand for Skilled Trades Workers Along the Gulf Coast Met With Union Apprenticeship Uptick

Demand for Skilled Trades Workers Along the Gulf Coast Met With Union Apprenticeship Uptick
  The coming oil and gas industry boom is creating a bright future for skilled tradesmen and women along the U.S. Gulf Coast.  A recent Labor Market Analysis from Industrial Info shows that 12 million additional man hours will be needed by 2015 for pipefitters alone.  This bevy of activity will cause increases in construction [&hellip...;