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Release: 2021 Ends with Uptick in Job Growth in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector

3,000 jobs added in December; employment has grown for past eight months AUSTIN – Data from the Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and gas employment continues to climb as upstream employers expanded payrolls by 3,000 jobs in December 2021. At 188,700 upstream jobs, December 2021 jobs are up by 27,800, or 17.3%, from

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Headlines stating cold weather caused natural gas supplies to “plunge” are just wrong, both in fact and in the impact to consumers, causing unwarranted emotional distress

The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “A great deal of attention is focused on what, if any, impact the sudden temperature drop might have on statewide natural gas production. All reports we’ve received indicate declines are minimal, characteristic of daily fluctuations and within typical operational expectancies.

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Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Paid $15.8 Billion in Taxes and State Royalties in Fiscal Year 2021

Texas ISDs received $1.84 Billion, Counties received $640 Million in property taxes from oil and natural gas production, pipelines and gas utilities AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Texas oil and natural gas industry paid $15.8 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in fiscal year

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Landowner Handbook: Pipelines 101

TXOGA’s Landowner Handbook: Pipelines 101 details private property rights, how the pipeline industry is protecting and improving communities, and provides insight on pipeline regulation and oversight. Also included is the Landowner’s Bill of Rights from the Office of the Attorney General, a glossary of terms, and a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section, along with additional

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TXOGA’s New Landowner Handbook: Pipelines 101 to Serve as a Resource for Landowners, Local Officials, Infrastructure Companies

AUSTIN-Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation and essential infrastructure is needed to meet the demands of our booming population. At the same time, private property ownership is a bedrock principle in Texas and balancing the expansion of critical infrastructure like roads, internet and electricity lines, and pipelines for oil, natural gas

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TXOGA Launches “Winter Ready” Website to Share Information and Resources about Industry’s Winter Preparedness Measures

AUSTIN-The Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) today launched a new online resource to share information and resources with the public, policy makers and media about winter weather protocols of oil and natural gas facilities. The “Winter Ready” site includes photos and explanations of winterization techniques oil and natural gas operators proactively use to protect

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New RRC Rules Will Ensure Essential Assets are Designated Critical and Less-Essential Assets are Not Unnecessarily Prioritized

The rules adopted by the Texas Railroad Commission today ensure essential assets are designated as critical load and less-essential assets are not unnecessarily prioritized when there is not enough electricity in some emergency events. If TDUs were required to maintain power to every natural gas facility in Texas, it would create a dangerous situation by diverting power

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Release: Job Growth Continues in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector with 2,300 New Jobs in October

Since the low point in employment in September of 2020, growth months have outnumbered decline months 11-to-2 AUSTIN – Data from the Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and gas employment continued its climb in October, expanding by 2,300 jobs. Since the low point in employment in September of 2020, growth months have outnumbered

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry Prioritizes Safety, Health, Prosperity for Community Neighbors and All Texans

November 18, 2021 With the U.S. EPA Administrator planning a visit to industrial sites in Texas tomorrow, the Texas oil and natural gas industry reiterates its commitment to prioritizing the safety, health and wellbeing of surrounding communities and our workforce. This is paramount in all that the Texas oil and natural gas industry does. Just

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TXOGA Initial Comment on FERC Winter Storm Uri Report

November 17, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association: “We are still evaluating the FERC report and comparing it to findings in ERCOT’s report that found fuel limitations (from all sources) to be only 12% of the cause of Texas power generator outages and derates

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