So oil prices have dropped.
For most that means cheaper gas and a little breath of relief.
For us out here in a community resting on top of that oil, with men and women whose livelihoods depend on getting it out of the ground and selling it for profit, well, it certainly has us scanning the headlines.
I’m sure you’ve read the headlines yourself. There’s plenty of speculation on how this market might move, but no real answers. Journalists want to know how it makes us all feel out here. Might we have planned too much? Might we have bitten off more than we could ever chew? Are we being laid off and let down and given the run around? Are we panicked? Lost? Worried? Hopeful? Making new plans?
Everyone’s answer is a bit different, but I might add that regardless of oil prices, I don’t think out here we’ve spent a day without wondering: what the hell is happening here and what are we to do about it all?
High prices/low prices, it seems it’s all the same.
We just keep moving dirt and making plans…
Coming Home: Despite uncertainty, next step is same
by Jessie Veeder
My husband and I pray daily for the price of oil to start inching upwards again. He got laid off Dec. 3rd after 17 years as a Capt in the Gulf of Mexico, servicing the oil fields. There simply is no work, little exploration and the platforms still in production are just maintaining. I hope things improve soon. I know there are a whole lot of good, hard working folks up there in your neck of the woods that have have staked their families futures on oil as well. Here’s hoping it turns around sooner rather than later.
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I have family up in Edmonton, AB — same story – and there is some panic starting as well.
Hang on, “tough times never last but tough people do,”