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…

November 10, 2021 On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) held its annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards, which honor companies and organizations working in or with the oil and natural gas industry for their diligent efforts in protecting the environment, developing innovative technologies, making safety a top priority and…

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…

August 2, 2021 Last week, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) released new data showing Texas oil and natural gas production continues to show a downward trend in flaring intensity. According to numbers released from the agency, “the percentage of natural gas flared compared to the natural gas produced from oil and gas wells in…

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…

January 22, 2021 AUSTIN-Under the new Biden Administration, the Acting Interior Secretary has signed a 60-day Temporary Suspension of Delegated Authority that, among other things, suspends the issuance of federal onshore and offshore oil and natural gas leasing permits. Should this action become permanent, it would be devastating to jobs, communities and economies nationwide and…

January 15, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “The EPA’s approval of the State of Texas’ request for NPDES program authorization will allow the Texas oil and natural gas industry to continue to innovate and find new ways to treat wastewater for recycle and…

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