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Posted on 31 August 2010

89

Percentage of working Americans in industries with higher injury rates than oil and gas extraction. Only commercial banking, insurance carriers and certified public accountants fare better. Child day-care services were twice as high as oil and gas extraction. Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


21

Number of fatal workplace injuries in oil and gas extraction during 2008. Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


5,214

Total US fatal workplace injuries during 2008. Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


2

Number of industries with fewer fatalities that oil and gas extraction in 2008. These were newspaper publishers and nursing and residential-care facilities. Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


73

Percent of Gulf of Mexico production by 284 independents. Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


1.1

Percent of all petroleum discharges from oil and gas drilling into North American marine environments. Sources: National Research Council of the National Academies, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


20.8

Percent of all petroleum discharges from river runoff into North American marine environments. Sources: National Research Council of the National Academies, Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


15

Barrels of oil spilled in shallow waters during the last 15 years. Source: Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


11,070

Number of shallow-water wells drilled in that time. Source: Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition.


4

Number of drilling rigs, including fixed platforms, for which the Bureau of Ocean Management, Regulation and Enforcement has accepted one-time BOP certifications for floating drilling operations required under Notice to Lessees 2010-N05. Source: BOEM.


4

Number of permits approved by BOEM under NTLs N05 and N06 as of 31 August. Source: BOEM.


46

Total jackup fleet in the Gulf of Mexico


25

Number of GOM jackups waiting on BOEM permits and therefore idled as of 31 Aug. Source: Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition


37

Projected number of GOM waiting on BOEM permits and therefore idled as of 30 October. Source: Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition


9.2 million

Number of full- and part-time US jobs nationwide provided, directly and indirectly, by the oil and natural-gas industry. This is 5.2 percent of total US employment. Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers: The Economic Impacts of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on the US Economy, Labor Income and Value Added. American Petroleum Institute, 2009.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Concerned Citizen Says:

    “The oil and gas extraction (O&G) industry has an annual occupational fatality rate of 30.0 per 100,000 workers (2003-2007) – approximately eight times higher than the rate for all U.S. workers. This is the largest subsector of the Mining Sector employing approximately 428,000 workers in 2007. The annual occupational fatality rate in this industry varied by as much as 100% during 1993-2007. This variation is correlated with the level of drilling activity in the industry”
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/oilgas/risks.html

    Not sure where these stats came from, but most seem misleading, if not outright wrong.

    BOEM statistics on spills.
    http://www.boemre.gov/incidents/IncidentStatisticsSummaries.htm

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