Home / Tag Archives: oil downturn

Tag Archives: oil downturn

Diversity in energy industry workforce leads to higher productivity, profit

Diversity in the workplace

Pink Petro held its Global HerWorld Energy Forum on Tuesday, March 1, with the theme “The New Energy Reality: Innovation, Diversity, & the NextGen.” Pink Petro is a networking resource to develop women as leaders in a male-dominated industry. Keynote speaker Regina Mayor of KPMG gave the keynote address titled “The Inclusive Workforce.” Mayor’s address highlighted three key areas in ...

Read More »

Manufacturing conditions in Midwest, including Minnesota, worst in three years

Highly polished metal components for the oil industry.

Minnesota and Midwest manufacturers digested more bad news this week as factories reported the worst monthly business conditions in three years. The closely watched nine-state Mid-America Business Conditions Index, compiled by Creighton University, slumped to just 40.7 in November, down from the already dismal 41.9 index in October. Minnesota, which had long defied the manufacturing downturn pinching other central U.S. ...

Read More »

Texas: Oil downturn bad for economy, good for housing

SNYDER – House-hunters in Scurry County might finally have a chance now. A downturn in the oil market has not exactly opened up a flood of options in Snyder’s otherwise-tight housing market, but has arguably made the house- or apartment-search slightly less frustrating. The town’s La Posada apartment complex, for instance, finally has a unit available for rent. One vacancy ...

Read More »

Oil’s slump a blow to Mexico amid touted energy reforms

MEXICO CITY — The lowest oil prices in nearly six years couldn’t have come at a worse time for Mexico, which last year opened up oil-sector investment to private companies for the first time in decades. The landmark energy reform aimed to boost revenue by enabling Mexico to tap undeveloped fields and adopt newer technology to reverse a decade-long slide ...

Read More »