Editorial - Staffing and commitment

A developing shortage of oil and gas specialists in the US is receiving new attention from state and federal governments. Because governments at all levels rightly worry about energy supplies, and because those supplies correspond roughly to the number of knowledgeable people pursuing them, the concern is appropriate. Governments can't solve the oil and gas industry's recruiting problems, however. The industry needs to ask itself why young people, hearing what they regularly do about oil and gas companies, would want to work for one.Industry and government officials addressed the workforce issue in a July 8 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals Resources (OGJ On...

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