“Today the U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for the transportation sector on pipeline transportation. This data series publishes national statistics for detailed industries as well as information on the product lines sold by or services provided by businesses. The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities. These new data showed that:
- The pipeline transportation of crude oil industry had an almost 70 percent increase in employment from 2007 to 2012, going from more than 6,500 employees to more than 11,100 employees.
- The pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products industry had more than a 28 percent increase in average annual payroll per employee from 2007 to 2012, going from $79,000 per employee to more than $100,000 per employee.
- Pipeline transportation of crude oil makes up 23 percent of total pipeline employment versus 65 percent for natural gas and 12 percent for other refined products.
- Pipeline transportation of crude oil makes up 18 percent of total pipeline revenue versus 63 percent for natural gas and 19 percent for other refined products.
The data from the 2012 Economic Census (as well as historical information from the 2007, 2002, and 1997 economic censuses) are available on the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder tool. Reference information about the economic census, including a data release schedule, is available on the 2012 Economic Census home page.”