After 15 years working in western oil patches, Antonio Magana finally struck out on his own, starting a small oil and gas well servicing company.
Then the pandemic hit.
Demand tanked and production ground nearly to a halt here in Wyoming’s Jonah Field. Magana and his skeleton staff are down to working just three days a week.
“Right now, not much going on, you know, we’ve been working little hours,” Magana says. “A lot of people lost their jobs a month ago, a lot of people.”