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The US election result has sent shock waves around the world with both political leaders and many Americans expressing both concern and trepidation as to what the future holds.

But in a recent survey carried out by NES Global Talent, Oil & Gas contractors do not seem to share this gloomy outlook.

In fact 48% stated they personally felt positive about the result and 63% thought it would have a positive effect on the oil and gas industry.

Respondents from the United States were even more positive with almost 70% stating it was a positive result and 78% feeling it would be good news for U.S. Oil and Gas and would create more oil and gas jobs.

Once more, 64% of U.S. respondents felt more confident about their job prospects in the sector as a result of the election, compared to 44% of all respondents.

Donald Trump certainly made some bold claims on the campaign trail which could see his presidency herald a seismic shift in US domestic energy policy and reignite growth in the sector. Regulatory impediments look likely to be removed and there will be little government support now for those blocking infrastructure projects, leaving the path open for new pipeline projects to move forward.

In the end only time will tell what affect the 45th president of America will have on US policy and the global marketplace, in the short term it certainly appears to be welcome news for many workers who after a tough few years are certainly hoping for better times. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicki Codd

Vicki Codd

Marketing Director

Key facts

15 years experience in Business to Business Marketing, Chartered Marketer, Cambridge Graduate and Joined in 2015. Vicki is an experienced B2B marketer who specialises in brand and communications. Since graduating from Cambridge, Vicki has worked in a variety of service sectors including: IT, Telco, Financial Services and Social Housing.

What makes us different?

"NES is a global organisation yet it has a fantastic culture that ensures everyone feels part of the same team and works together on a local and international level.  The commitment staff show to providing the best service for candidates and clients is exceptional and makes marketing the brand an incredibly exciting proposition" 

Vicki is also a Certified Quark Digital Marketer and a qualified Helicopter pilot.