As home to supermajors, as well as a plethora of smaller, independent energy players, the US boasts one of the largest concentrations of energy personnel in the world. With its insatiable appetite for energy resources, the United States is the world's single largest consumer of oil, using as much as 20.73 million barrels per day as of 2008. Recently, interest has peaked in the vast quantity of untapped natural gas resources in the US, the reserves of which were inventoried in 2008 at 238 Tcf, with producers specifically targeting the nation's promising shale formations for this energy commodity.
A Truck Driver or HGV Driver is a person employed as a driver of a Heavy Goods Vehicle, or HGV. It requires a specialized driver’s licence to drive a vehicle of this size and weight. In the oil and gas industry, truck drivers are most commonly employed in pickup, transporting and unloading of heavy equipment including frac tanks, pump units, and pipe racks.