Study Shows Natural Gas Drilling Not Contaminating Water Wells in Carroll County Funders “Disappointed” in Results, Hoping Data Could Help Ban Fracking

February 29, 2016 A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati has determined that natural gas drilling has had no effect on the quality of water coming from wells in Carroll County. However, the university does not plan to publicize the results, describing funders who were “disappointed” with the results. Quotes from lead researcher Dr.…

The following first appeared in the Houston Chronicle on February 18, 2016. Staples: Oil tax plan threatens to destabilize industry Texas economy also threatened by impact as Obama administration’s overreach would cut state revenue It is a tumultuous time in the global energy marketplace, and the trouble isn’t limited to the price of oil. On…

Appeared first in the Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 17, 2016 It is undoubtedly a tumultuous time in the global energy marketplace, and the Texas oil and natural gas industry continues to anchor our economy in terms of jobs, economic activity and state and local tax revenue — even in a challenging price environment. For example, in…

Fact: Methane emissions extremely low, even as natural gas production skyrocketed Myth: Methane emissions are increasing due to natural gas production   Several recent studies have found that methane emissions from natural gas systems have remained low even as natural gas production has skyrocketed.  Research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF),…

The Zika virus is the latest global health emergency to make headlines. But even if you’re never exposed to the virus, remember that mosquitos carry a range of diseases, and outdoor workers should protect themselves. CLICK HERE to view the safety alert and consider sharing it with your safety group members.

February 10, 2016 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to immediately halt the Clean Power Plan is a powerful reminder that executive overreach cannot go unchecked.  As Texans,…

February 8, 2016 The Texas Tribune/ KLRU Railroad Commission GOP Candidates Forum will begin streaming shortly before 6:00 pm on February 8th. If you are having trouble viewing the livestream above, you can also watch live at TexasTribune.org, or click here: http://www.texastribune.org/livestream/

February 5, 2016 Last year Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar embarked on the Good for Texas Tour, participating in town hall meetings across the state to find out what issues are important to Texans. As a follow-up to his tour, the Comptroller launched the Good for Texas Talks, issues-focused interviews with influential state stakeholders. Hegar kicked…

February 5, 2016 Attending Roseland’s East Texas Oil & Gas Convention? Visit TXOGA’s booth and learn about how to save money with the industry’s largest workers’ comp program in the state, along with how to be a part of a dynamic trade association that includes all sectors of the oil and natural gas industry.  CLICK HERE…

February 2, 2016 Staples: ‘Falling price of oil reminds us that this state and local revenue isn’t guaranteed’ Texas’ commitment to free market principles and science-based, predictable regulations will help keep industry on track AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Texas oil and natural gas industry…

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