Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Even MSNBC Admits Big Oil Creates Jobs

Drill, drill, drill = Jobs, Jobs, Jobs


Amazing facts: The Williston, North Dakota Walmart sells out of merchandise every day, and the local McDonald's is one of the busiest in the country and pays $15 per hour to attract workers. 

HT: Americans for Tax Reform

18 Comments:

At 9/14/2011 5:11 PM, Blogger arbitrage789 said...

“Even MSNBC Admits Big Oil Creates Jobs”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You’ll never hear it from Rachel Maddow. Just about how we have to end the massive “subsidies” that the government “gives” to the evil oil companies.

 
At 9/14/2011 5:54 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

New "brown dense shale" deposits are being looked at in LA and TX....could be huge too.

I have always said, at anywhere near $100 a barrel we get swamped with new supply while demand flatlines...the Peak Oil Doom scenario is just fearmongering for profit....

 
At 9/14/2011 5:56 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Nobody denies that drilling creates jobs. Trashing the Brazilian rainforests to collect more oil and hiring mercenaries to wipe out the indigenous people would create jobs as well. Going to war creates jobs, both for military and mercenaries like those with Blackwater. There are other considerations besides creating jobs.

 
At 9/14/2011 6:03 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Trashing the Brazilian rainforests to collect more oil and hiring mercenaries to wipe out the indigenous people would create jobs as well"...

O.K. and the downside is what jon?

BTW jon if I'm not mistaken isn't most Brazil's oil actually offshore? I thought I heard that on CNBC the other day...

 
At 9/14/2011 6:09 PM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

Obama must be the greenest president this country ever had (no pun intended), because no matter how much money he spends, he can't generate enough jobs to even keep up with population growth.

 
At 9/14/2011 6:33 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Maybe you're right Juandos. I'm just contriving a hypothetical. Substitute Ecuador if you like.

 
At 9/14/2011 6:40 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

"Nobody denies that drilling creates jobs. Trashing the Brazilian rainforests to collect more oil ...blah, blah, blah ..." -- Jon

Please, get over yourself.

 
At 9/14/2011 7:18 PM, Blogger Larry said...

Hundreds of jobs created - and nary a one because of government. Imagine that.

 
At 9/14/2011 9:47 PM, Blogger arbitrage789 said...

"Going to war creates jobs, both for military and mercenaries like those with Blackwater"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That is Obama-style reasoning.

Creating a new war doesn't create NET jobs.

 
At 9/15/2011 2:14 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Please, get over yourself."

Thank you.

 
At 9/15/2011 7:12 AM, Blogger Austin said...

"Trashing the Brazilian rainforests to collect more oil and hiring mercenaries to wipe out the indigenous people would create jobs as well"...

assuming this is true, isn't this even more of a reason to incentivize drilling here at home rather than abroad?

 
At 9/15/2011 11:03 AM, Blogger Paul said...

"Trashing the Brazilian rainforests to collect more oil and hiring mercenaries to wipe out the indigenous people would create jobs as well"...

Well, yeah. Also, killing the Left's FARC terrorist buddies in order to open more areas of the Colombian countryside for exploration and drilling.

 
At 9/15/2011 11:16 AM, Blogger Bill M said...

Once the initial wells are drilled, I think the number of jobs would decrease, but stay higher than they were before the boom.

 
At 9/15/2011 11:39 AM, Blogger Paul said...

"Trashing the Brazilian rainforests to collect more oil and hiring mercenaries to wipe out the indigenous people would create jobs as well."


Still better than the green jobs swindle.

 
At 9/15/2011 11:49 AM, Blogger Benjamin said...

From WSJ, drilling back to normal in Gulf, though not off Florida where the Bush Bros, permanently banned oil drilling.

BY RUSSELL GOLD

The Gulf of Mexico has staged a comeback as a source of oil for big energy companies, little more than a year after the Obama administration largely shut down drilling in the wake of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

The burst of activity comes as the government prepares to toughen its oversight of offshore drilling. On Wednesday, federal regulators probing the Deepwater Horizon disaster issued a report that recommended numerous changes.

Drilling has returned to near-normal levels in the Gulf. There are 23 rigs currently drilling wells in water deeper than 3,000 feet, according to federal statistics. ...

 
At 9/15/2011 12:16 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Benji,

"..though not off Florida where the Bush Bros, permanently banned oil drilling."

You keep repeating this nonsense that the drilling ban is impossible to lift. You are a liar.
Besides, Floridians oppose drilling offshore according to most polls, hence the ban. Contrast to Alaska where 78% of Alaskans support drilling in ANWR, but your boyfriend and crew keep off-limits.

 
At 9/15/2011 4:23 PM, Blogger Borg Wizard said...

you'd think some droid would fact check how to spell Bakken. Twits

 
At 9/16/2011 6:40 AM, Blogger on-the-rocks said...

Aside from the jobs directly related to drilling, there are numerous "mom and pop" supply and service firms in each "oil patch" city that are supported by increased drilling.

Machine shops, suppliers of pipe and drill bits, trucking firms, suppliers of drilling mud, temp agencies for roustabouts, clean-up crews,...

 

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