Afternoon TEA: Natural Gas Fueled 1.4 million New Manufacturing Jobs

Did you know?

The natural gas industry supports 4.1 million U.S. jobs. But, that isn’t where the jobs end. Historically, American manufacturing jobs grow as natural gas production increases.

According to an analysis by Shale Crescent USA, from the mid 1970’s to the early 2000’s, U.S. oil and gas production declined and nearly three million manufacturing jobs were lost. However, over the last decade, the surge in production from the shale revolution has helped create 1.4 million new manufacturing jobs for Americans.

In a February 2020 letter to Congress, the American Gas Association and other organizations wrote, “Energy is the capacity to do work.” Nothing exemplifies this statement quite like the opportunities provided by natural gas.

For Americans across the job spectrum, abundant, low-cost, domestic natural gas is literally the capacity to do work. Check out The Empowerment Alliance for more information about how natural gas fuels American jobs.