The gas industry has never been a source of a lot of permanent jobs, especially when compared to clean energy and energy efficiency industries. The industry has eliminated many jobs through automation, meaning that experienced workers from elsewhere will fill most of the remaining jobs. Locals will get temporary jobs such as truck drivers and security guards. N.B. businesses already have many job openings that they can’t fill. A study of the Marcellus Shale deposit in the eastern United States found that while all rural counties in Pennsylvania experienced population decline during the study period, counties that housed shale operations lost significantly more residents. People don’t want to live near these wells.


Last Modified: May 26, 2023