IOGCC: US energy plan should address worker shortage

The US energy policy being debated presently in Congress should include provisions that address the oil and gas industry's looming personnel shortage, according to North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven.Hoeven serves as the new chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and heads the commission's petroleum professionals "blue ribbon" task force, which is "charged with developing solutions to the precipitous decline of new workers in an industry that continues to grow ever more important to national security," IOGCC said.In a letter to President George W. Bush, Hoeven stated, "Currently, only a small percentage of graduate students in petroleum science in the US are U...

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