American Energy = American Jobs

The United States has been held hostage for decades by other oil producing countries who every few years drop their pricing significantly below the then current market prices to wreck the entire world market…

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The true victims of this “perfect storm” of foreign oil price wars and the worldwide COVID pandemic are American oil and gas workers, and in particular, independent producers in the Permian Basin.

HOW TO GET HELP RIGHT NOW

Listed here are multiple resources that can help you and your family survive the current downturn in oil pricing until our industry recovers once more.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

West Texas Food Bank
https://wtxfoodbank.org
Phone: (432) 580-6333

Permian Basin Mission Center
https://www.permianbasinmission.org/contact.html
Phone: (432) 337-0554

Jesus House Odessa
https://www.jesushouseodessa.com
Phone: (432) 272-3362

Catholic Charities Odessa
https://ccodessa.com
Email: office@ccodessa.com
Phone: (432) 332-1387

Salvation Army
https://www.salvationarmytexas.org/odessa/
Phone (432) 332-0738

Westminster Presbyterian Church
https://www.wpcodessa.com/food-pantry
Email: westminster@wpcodessa.com
Phone: (432) 366-1321

Door of Hope Mission
http://www.doorofhopemission.com
Phone: (432) 337-8294

The Well - Hand of Grace/Dress for Success Permian Basin
https://thewellhandofgrace.com/the-well/
https://permianbasin.dressforsuccess.org/
Email: theresaservin@thewellhandofgrace.com
Phone: (432) 272-1657

HOUSING

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CONTINUING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The University of Texas Permian Basin
https://www.utpb.edu
Email: admissions@utpb.edu
Phone: (432) 552-2020

Odessa College
https://www.odessa.edu
Email: studentsupport@odessa.edu
Phone: (432) 335-6400

Midland College
https://www.midland.edu
Email: enroll@midland.edu
Phone: (432) 685-4500

Howard College
https://howardcollege.edu/futurehawk/
Phone: (432) 264-5000

Career Schools & Colleges Resources
https://www.twc.texas.gov/partners/career-schools-colleges-resources
Email: lmci@twc.state.tx.us
Phone: (800) 628-5115

Young Professionals of Odessa
https://www.ypodessa.org
Email: ypodessa@odessachamber.com
Phone: (432) 276-6898

Young Professionals of Midland
http://www.ypmidland.org
Email: KKienast@YPMidland.org

The University of Texas Permian Basin
https://www.utpb.edu
Email: admissions@utpb.edu
Phone: (432) 552-2020

Odessa College
https://www.odessa.edu
Email: studentsupport@odessa.edu
Phone: (432) 335-6400

Midland College
https://www.midland.edu
Email: enroll@midland.edu
Phone: (432) 685-4500

Howard College
https://howardcollege.edu/futurehawk/
Phone: (432) 264-5000

Career Schools & Colleges Resources
https://www.twc.texas.gov/partners/career-schools-colleges-resources
Email: lmci@twc.state.tx.us
Phone: (800) 628-5115

Young Professionals of Odessa
https://www.ypodessa.org
Email: ypodessa@odessachamber.com
Phone: (432) 276-6898

Young Professionals of Midland
http://www.ypmidland.org
Email: KKienast@YPMidland.org

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

National:


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
Phone: (800) 659-2955

Disaster Loan Applications
https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications
Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
Phone: (800) 659-2955

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
Phone: (800) 659-2955

10 steps to start your business
https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/10-steps-start-your-business
Email: answerdesk@sba.gov
Phone: (800) 827-5722

State:


Texas Career Opportunity Grants
https://www.twc.texas.gov/partners/texas-career-opportunity-grants
Email: lmci@twc.state.tx.us
Phone: (800) 628-5115

Career Schools & Colleges Resources
https://www.twc.texas.gov/partners/career-schools-colleges-resources
Email: career.schools@twc.state.tx.us

Local:


Permian Basin Workforce Development Board
http://workforcepb.org/
Phone: (432) 367-3332

Odessa Development Corporation (ODC)
https://odessatex.com
Email: wburnett@odessaecodev.com
Phone: (432) 333-7880

Midland Development Corporation (MDC)
https://www.midlandtxedc.com
Phone: (432) 686-3579

UTPB Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
https://www.utpbsbdc.org
Email: sbdc@utpb.edu
Phone: (432) 552-2455

OUR MISSION

The Permian Fuels America Task Force is working to stop this roller coaster ride in oil pricing once and for all by asking our government and American refineries to honor a pledge. This pledge asks domestic refineries:

  • To maintain the same or lower percentage of foreign oil imports as their 4th quarter 2019 percentages
  • To consider purchasing American crude oil over foreign imports when given the opportunity
  • To acknowledge that domestic oil production and its workforce are important to the national security of the United States of America

Our goal is to inform Washington, D.C., and the state of Texas of the tremendous importance of the Permian to the economic health of our state and our nation, and press upon them the need for immediate action to take the important steps that will result in our country’s energy independence from foreign influences. In addition, we will educate the citizens of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico as to the importance of this region on a global scale.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

With your support we can level the playing field in the pricing of oil worldwide
and keep Americans working in the Permian and all across the country.

Sign the Citizen’s Petition found here and let Austin and Washington hear your voice in support of one of our most important industries.

When possible, buy gasoline only from service stations and convenience stores that sell American-produced and refined gasoline.

Write your legislative representatives in Austin and Washington, D.C., and let them know that the time for action is now to save our oil industry in the Permian.

Sign the Petition

Resources you should know

I support the efforts of the Permian Fuels America Task Force and request that our state and national governments work to help the United States achieve energy independence as soon as possible. We also support any means necessary to have foreign oil imports maintained at same or lower percentage as their 4th quarter 2019 percentages.

The Odessa Development Corporation, located in Odessa, TX, commissioned The Perryman Group to study the impact of the current pricing war on oil and the effects of the COVID pandemic on West Texas and southern New Mexico.  Click below to read the full report.

Contact your representative

Click below to get a list of US, State, and local representatives. Let them know the importance of the Permian Basin.

The Permian's Impact on the United States

The impact of Permian Basin production on the US includes not only effects in Texas, but also spillover to other states. The Perryman Group estimates that under normal market conditions as observed in 2019, the total economic benefits to the United States associated with oil and gas activity in the Permian Basin are estimated to include almost $187.2 billion in gross product each year and more than 1.5 million jobs.

Real Gross Product Benefits to the United States of Permian Basin Production by Impact Source

    Employment Benefits to the United States of Permian Basin Production by Impact Source

      The Perryman Group Report, May 2020

      How the Permian Basin Became North America's Hottest Oilfield | WSJ, June 2019

      How have you been impacted?

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