Guest Post From AXPC: Myths and Realities About Oil Prices

As Congress holds hearings on the price of oil, it is important to set the record straight on the various factors causing high gasoline prices. Fact: Prices are not caused by energy companies. Also fact: It’s time for Congress and the administration to pass and implement effective policies that provide relief to American families and…

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…

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…

May 21, 2019 AUSTIN-A newly-released analysis found a “major overestimation” of methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations in the United States. Since 2006, natural gas production in the United States has increased 46% and the number of producing gas wells has more than doubled in Texas. Meanwhile, the latest data shows that methane…

The following study was conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan that looks at groundwater wells in the Barnett Shale area. The original release can be found here.   Sept. 24, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas — After four years of studies, scientists have found no link between methane…

Here is an article by Merrion Oil and Gas Investment Manager, George Sharpe. This article was published by Farmington Daily Times in March of 2017 and describes the fracking process. It explains permeability and the different factors that effect fracking such as flow rate and reservoir pressure. The article also writes of why we frack, stating…

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…

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…

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