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…

September 9, 2021 AUSTIN – The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of over 90 U.S. oil and natural gas companies, has released its third annual report showcasing the industry’s progress in innovation and emissions reductions. According to the report, participants in the partnership’s new flare management program reported a 50 percent reduction in flare volumes from 2019…

September 8, 2021 AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) today released the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report, which details how the Texas oil and natural gas industry is working to reduce methane and other emissions to protect and preserve the environment. Industry has made and continues to make tremendous strides…

August 20, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. Earthworks recently published a “study” about flaring which included a recommendation to “stop permitting new oil and gas facilities.” Period. Ending oil and natural gas development, entirely, is this organization’s aim and this misleading study is…

August 18, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “Unfortunately, as is often the case, misleading studies like this fail to recognize the truth that air quality continues to improve and emissions continue to decline due to industry’s continuous innovation. Protecting and improving the environment…

February 10, 2021 AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) has issued the following statement regarding routine flaring: The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) supports industry’s continued progress to end routine flaring and shares a goal of ending this practice by 2030. Based on an extensive review of regulatory requirements and operational…

December 11, 2020 Note: This column originally appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.  Since Spindletop, Texas’ oil and natural gas industry has driven prosperity in our great state. If we were still a sovereign nation, Texas would have the 10th largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world, ahead of Canada, South Korea, and Saudi…

Six companies presented their technologies to Texas oil and natural gas operators November 30, 2020 AUSTIN—On Thursday, November 19 the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition held a virtual technology showcase to highlight and present emerging technology solutions to operators in the oil and natural gas industry. TMFC Presents: Emerging Oil & Natural Gas Technologies Showcase:…

October 22, 2020 NOTE: This column originally appeared in the Rio Grande Guardian. The United States has emerged as a leader not only in global energy but also in environmental progress. During a time when the U.S. saw exponential growth in domestic energy production, our nation reduced energy-related carbon dioxide emissions more than any other…

September 8, 2020 AUSTIN – On Friday, the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition and the Blue Ribbon Task Force, two groups comprised of Texas oil and natural gas operators and trade associations, filed comments with the Railroad Commission of Texas on its proposed amendments to the Application for Exception to Statewide Rule 32. The Texas…

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