oil workers

A shortage of oil workers

Jul 13, 2017

Standing on the shoulder of I-25 in eastern Wyoming, see a herd of pronghorn antelope running off that way and on this side of the interstate a billboard which reads “Crude Oil Drivers Wanted. Text Crude to 865-337-8415.”

This is happening in oil fields from North Dakota down to Texas.

HELMS: “You'll see close to 200 frack crew jobs listed for North Dakota,"

North Dakota Mineral Resources Director, Lynn Helms at a press conference last month.

HELMS: "The rigs are outrunning the frack crews."

Women tackling 'dirty jobs' in the Oil Patch

Oct 15, 2012

The oil boom of western North Dakota is mostly a man’s game. The number of men working on rigs tripping pipe far outweighs the few female faces found there. But women have found opportunity in oil country, tackling jobs men don’t traditionally do. Black Gold Boom’s Diane Richard has the story.

(To listen to more stories from the Black Gold Boom oil series, go to BlackGoldBoom.com. At the website, you can share your comments about North Dakota’s oil boom.)