What subsidies?<quoted text> What does a pretend oilfield engineer, whose salary we have to subsidize, know about a business plan? How many have you written?
You are unable to identify any subsidy paid to the oil companies.
And, a couple. I've reviewed many for approval.
Now, back to the issue:
If the business plan is to pay minimum wage to set a price for a commodity to generate a profit so the operation remains a viable business interest, and a workforce is available, why should that business pay more than minimum wage?