Energy Job Shop Attends Canadian Hydrogen Convention in Edmonton, Alberta for 2023
As the world shifts towards low-carbon fuels, hydrogen is expected to provide up to 60 percent of global energy needs, making the Canadian Hydrogen Convention the largest event in Canada to showcase hydrogen's potential as a key enabler in reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. The convention brought together the entire Canadian supply chain to discuss solutions and innovations for low-carbon hydrogen production, energy infrastructure, storage, and Canada's path towards achieving its net-zero emis...
150,000 New Jobs in Canada in January 2023, Crushing Forecasts by 10x
Canada's job market is showing no signs of slowing down, with employment growing much faster than expected in January. The economy added an impressive 150,000 jobs (according to Satistics Canada), 10 times more than what was estimated by a Bloomberg survey. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5%, close to a record low. This is the fifth consecutive month of job increases, bringing the total employment growth since September to 326,000. According to the latest population estimates, in the th...
Texas Breaks All-time Natural Gas Production Record in 2022
North America's natural gas industry is thriving, and Texas is leading the charge with its impressive production numbers. According to the latest report from the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), Texas produced 11.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2022, setting a new record for the state and indicating that growth is expected to continue in the coming years. In addition, Texas supplied the country with 1.83 billion barrels of oil in 2022.
The oil and gas...
80's & 90's Oil Boom Predicted with 35,000 Jobs in Alberta Anticipated by 2050
Calgary, Alberta - The CEOs of some of the largest oilsands companies in Alberta have announced that their plans for transitioning to a net-zero emissions future are not about cutting jobs, but rather creating them. The companies, which are part of the Pathways Alliance, a consortium created to decarbonize their production entirely by 2050, estimate that reaching their goal will create 35,000 jobs.
"We estimated that we will spend somewhere in the range of $70 billion over the next 30 years to...
Skilled Labour Shortage in Alberta Plagues Province
The energy industry in Alberta has seen unexpected job growth in recent months due to a shortage of skilled labor in the province.
According to Alicia Planincic, economist and manager of policy at the Business Council of Alberta, the increase was largely driven by the construction, transportation, and warehousing sectors and exceeded the expectations of many economists.
The province's job vacancy rate was at 5% in the last quarter, with over 100,000 vacant jobs, while the unemployment rate in...