2020 Virtual Energy Summit Series

During September and October, TXOGA hosted a virtual energy summit series Powering Your Community across seven different regions of Texas dedicated to  discussions with statewide leaders, local representatives and industry advocates about the importance of the state’s oil and natural gas industry, which has been the cornerstone of the Texas economy and will continue to be.

“As oil and natural gas companies navigate the challenges of the marketplace, we need to be doing all that we can to maintain the stabilizing force that Texas has become for our state and the world,” TXOGA President Todd Staples explained. “We can do that by holding fast to science-based regulations and policies that encourage responsible energy production, expanded pipeline infrastructure and continued investment in innovations that have made the United States the world leader in energy production and environmental progress. Texas oil and natural gas is making our nation and our state cleaner, stronger, and better, and TXOGA is proud to partner with businesses and families across Texas who want a brighter future.”

Powering Your Community: North & East Texas

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – North Texas & East Texas, featuring U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on federal energy issues, the economic impact of the oil and natural gas industry and the budget state lawmakers will have to work with when they reconvene in January 2021. Read more.

 

Powering Your Community: Permian Basin & Panhandle

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – Permian Basin & Panhandle, featuring Midland Mayor Patrick Payton and Permian Strategic Partnership President & CEO Tracee Bentley. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on the impact of the Permian Basin and Panhandle regions on the state’s economy, the importance of pipeline and water infrastructure and the industry’s engagement with communities in the region. Read more.

 

Powering Your Community: El Paso & Big Bend

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – El Paso & Big Bend, featuring State Senator Pete Flores, State Representative César Blanco and Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on the impact of the oil and natural gas industry in the El Paso and Big Bend regions, the contribution of the industry to education locally and statewide, and the importance of energy trade between Texas and Mexico. Read more.

 

Powering Your Community: Eagle Ford & Laredo

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – Eagle Ford & Laredo, featuring Congressman Henry Cuellar, State Representative J.M. Lozano and Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on the economic impact of the oil and natural gas industry in the region, state and local tax revenue generated by oil and natural gas activity, and the industry’s contributions to education. Read more.

 

Powering Your Community: Southern Gulf Coast

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – Southern Gulf Coast, featuring U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Iain Vasey and RGV Partnership President and CEO Sergio Contreras. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on the oil and natural gas industry’s role in our national energy security, the economic impact of the industry and the industry’s economic ripple effect for communities across the region. Read more.

 

Powering Your Community: South Central Texas & San Antonio

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – South Central Texas & San Antonio, featuring U.S. Senator John Cornyn, U.S. Representative Will Hurd and Texas Senator Pete Flores. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on the oil and natural gas industry’s global impact, its contribution to national security and its benefits for local economies. Read more.

 

Powering Your Community: Greater Houston & Southeast Texas

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, TXOGA hosted Powering Your Community – Greater Houston & Southeast Texas, featuring Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Greater Houston Partnership Senior Vice President Patrick Jankowski. Moderated by TXOGA President Todd Staples, the summit focused on national energy security, the role of the oil and natural gas industry on our state’s budget, and the industry’s economic impact in the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas region. Read more.

 

Note: The views expressed by guests are their own and not the view of the sponsors, TXOGA or TXOGA members.