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.…

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…

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…

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…

October 18, 2021 By Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association Vast improvements, particularly in communications, have been made since Winter Storm Uri to better prepare the natural gas supply chain for the winter season in Texas. The oil and natural gas industry has been working with a sense of urgency to improve…

October 7, 2021 Strengthening the reliability of our power grid is one of the top priorities of the Texas oil and natural gas industry. It is a multi-step process that is well underway. As with any event, industry is busy assessing potential operational improvements and deploying the means necessary to ensure expectations for future storms…

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “Protecting and improving the environment is of utmost importance to the Texas oil and natural gas industry, and focusing on policies and operations that deliver meaningful results toward environmental progress is key. Investments in pioneering…

July 28, 2021 RBN Energy, LLC recently posted a recap of a UT symposium on natural gas performance during Winter Storm Uri, outlining the discussions had during the event “2021 Texas Energy System at the Crossroads: Lessons in the Wake of Major Storms.” RBN’s recap of the symposium – “Can We Just Talk? – Symposium Explores…

July 19, 2021 In an article last week, the Houston Chronicle writes on a recently-released report by the University of Texas (UT) titled, “The Timeline and Events of the February 2021 Texas Electric Grid Blackouts.” But rather than reporting the full nature of the report’s content, the paper instead cherry-picks only certain parts of the…

Natural gas producers need electricity to supply fuel to power generators, so they can make that electricity. May 16, 2021 This op-ed appeared as part of a series published by The Dallas Morning News Opinion section to explore ideas and policies for strengthening electric reliability. The original op-ed can be found here. The full Dallas…

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