By Kyra Buckley
Houston Chronicle , October 26,2022
Texas continued to add oil and gas jobs in September, a sign that energy companies expect demand for oil worldwide will remain strong even as recession fears grow.
Last month Texas added 900 jobs in the exploration and production sector, known as upstream oil and gas, according to an analysis of labor department data from the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. Job growth in the sector has jumped 20 percent to 202,900 compared to 168,000 in September of 2021.