Oil price spike brings back furloughed workers – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-02-22 19:17:53 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Oil prices have skyrocketed. This can mean high costs for some businesses and consumers, but welcome news for the oil industry.

Dennis Saloga is an oilfield worker in southwestern Kansas.

“That’s what I’ve been doing for the rest of my life. I’m now 54 and started this at the age of 18. My dad did it before I knew I grew up with it,” Dennis said. Saroga said.

Saloga was dismissed for four months in October, making it difficult to pay invoices after more than 100 days without an unemployment check. “For the people there, it was very, very, very tough,” Saroga said.

Now he is back and calling for him to return to work earlier this month. “I’m really grateful for returning to work,” said Dennis Saroga.

Alan Banta, president of Trans Pacific Oil Corporation, said oil prices are rising in Kansas as more people are traveling.

“It’s almost back to what it was in January last year before the pandemic,” said Alan Banta.

He said this might be good news for workers like Saroga, but hiring will probably take place months in the future.

“The price crashed. It fell to $ 15 a barrel in May. Today we’re back to about 47 and we’re back to another barrel,” said Banta. “As we train again, we can hire more people and start expanding our business. I personally feel that it can happen by the summer. But it depends on how quickly the economy restarts. “

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