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Why #Energy Matters
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After watching the second presidential debate between candidates Clinton and Trump, one of the most talked about questions of the night came back to Energy. The question really hit home here at Cheapfrclothing.com, as 90% of our customers are workers in America's oil and natural gas industries. Many of our clients are repeat customers, and, without the booming energy industry, would be among the laid off and unemployed. The O&G industries support 9.8 million jobs nationwide, or 5.6 percent of the total US employment, according to PwC. That is why this question is so important during this election season.
Ken Bone, the man who won the second presidential debate (in the eyes of many), asked both candidates, "What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?"
Magna-Solutions, our sister company, sits in the heartland of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale natural gas boom. We recently read an article in Marcellusdrilling.com that stated "If Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia were a country onto their own, that country would be the #3 producers in the world for Natural Gas". As both candidates have agreed, Natural Gas is the cleaner alternative to coal. America is producing more natural gas and oil than ever before. America's consumption of foreign petroleum 24% in 2015, the lowest level since 1970 according to EIA. Meanwhile, America's crude oil production has jumped 88% from 2008 to 2015.
Both Magna Solutions and Cheap FR Clothing rely on the Natural Gas and Oil boom that has grown throughout the United States, and which has also become such a heated topic. Pennsylvania is 2nd in the USA for production of Natural Gas, as reported by Energy Works API. We are locally owned and family operated, provide jobs for local residents, and we make safety and customer service are our highest priorities But we stretch further than one may think. After opening our doors in 2011, Magna Solutions and Cheap FR Clothing quickly expanded to serve the Marcellus and Utica Shales, as well as the entire global Oil and Gas industry. We are constantly updating our product line, researching new technologies and staying focused on what our customers want.
While Women owned, minority businesses are rare in the predominately male driven oil and gas industries, we are succeeding and have grown 10 fold since our initial 2011 opening. Minority and women presence in the gas and oilfield industries are rising as well. Based on US federal data, the annual pay in the oil and gas industry is $100,000, which is $50,000 above the national average. Nearly 1.3 million job opportunities are predicted by 2025, with close to 1.9 million oil, gas, and petrochemical job opportunities predicted by 2035 will be in the oil & natural gas and petrochemical industries. 707,000 jobs, or 38% of the total, are projected to be filled by African American and Hispanic workers through 2035 (131,000 for African Americans and 576,000 for Hispanics, respectively). Additionally, women in the industry are projected to account for more than 290,000 of these employment opportunities, 16% of the total through 2035 according to consulting firm IHS on EnergyTomorrow.org. The magnitude of these employment projections highlights the need for continued support for the American Natural Gas and Oil industries.
Within the 9.8 million oilfield and gas workers nationwide, worker safety must be everyone's number one priority. Cheapfrclothing.com helps companies and workers meet workplace safety requirements by supplying the best and most affordable flame resistant (FR) clothing and accessories. Whether you need flame resistant pants, FR plaid shirts, FR hi-vis, FR outerwear, FR raingear, FR boots, FR hoodies, arc flash clothing or other products, Cheapfrclothing.com has you covered. We are your one-stop-shop with 13 brands and the fastest growing e-commerce site online updated daily. Browse our online store and find that Cheapfrclothing.com is proud to offer some of the lowest prices online. We are a family-owned business that leaves out the high overhead and operating costs of huge chain stores, and we happily pass our savings along to our loyal customers.
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