Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Paid More than $14 Billion in Taxes and Royalties in 2018, Up 27% from 2017

February 13, 2019 Staples: As TXOGA Turns 100, Taxes and Royalties from Oil and Natural Gas Hit $133 Billion – Just Since 2007 AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Texas oil and natural gas industry paid more than $14 billion in state and local taxes and state…

February 26, 2018 Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Paid More than $11 Billion in Taxes and Royalties in 2017, Up from 2016 Staples: ‘Production, pipelines, refining and policy key to Texas energy future.’ AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Texas oil and natural gas industry…

February 15, 2018 TXOGA, the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA), and the University of Texas McDonald Observatory are working to reduce light pollution. Knowing that dark skies are vital to those endeavors, these organizations have collaborated to create recommendations for lighting practices. The recommendations are targeted at operations in the Texas counties of Brewster, Culberson,…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017 Contact: Gretchen Fox, 512-694-4326 The following can be attributed to  Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.  Mr. Staples is available for interviews to discuss today’s release the TAMEST Shale Task Force report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas. “The report released today…

September 1, 2016 Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, released the following statement in response to the study by Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force: “Groups funded to oppose fracking are threatening our health, not protecting it.  The latest ‘report’ from established anti-oil and natural gas groups used misinformed ozone projections…

Energy in Depth (EID) refutes a study conducted by Southern Methodist University and University of Texas researchers on five accounts to undermine its result in linking injection operations to earthquakes in the Irving-Dallas area. EID explains how the study relies on inaccurate assumptions and contradictory information in its methodology and conclusions. Debunking the study involves…

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder found that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking” is not the source of methane found in groundwater supplies. The majority of water sampled had concentrations at or below the limit set by the Colorado regulating agency. 18 percent of water wells sampled showed naturally occurring methane from coal…

May 31, 2016 Fear is often wielded as a dangerous tool to influence public opinion and impact public policy. In Texas and beyond, many groups that are funded to oppose oil and natural gas development use misinformation and outright fabrication to create fear and confusion. For many of us, it can be hard to tell…

This week, researchers at University of Texas – Arlington (UTA) released a new study that suggests drilling may be impacting water quality in West Texas’ Cline Shale region. However, many are questioning the validity of the science and methodology used to make these claims. Energy InDepth’s Matt Mandel wrote a blog post that outlines the issues with…

April 28, 2016 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. Environment Texas’ latest missive about air quality is misleading, inaccurate and without context.  Oil and natural gas companies are in the business of protecting the environment and producing, transporting and processing natural resources to sell in…

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