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Oil Industry Frets About Recruiting Its Next Generation of Workers

Wall Street Journal

August 18, 2020

Wall Street Journal - A growing distaste for the oil business among potential young employees, combined with the economic crisis of the pandemic, could make it harder to tackle competition from renewable energy and electric vehicles

Enrollment in petroleum-engineering departments surged in the early years of the U.S. shale boom, peaking above 11,000 students during the 2014-15 school year, which began as oil fetched around $100 a barrel, according to data collected by Texas Tech University Professor Lloyd Heinze.

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