Another Day, Another Misleading Study from Earthworks

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…

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…

Speakers and Virtual Exhibits Showcased Texas Oil & Natural Gas Technology, Innovation and Economic Impact March 24, 2021 AUSTIN – More than one thousand Texans and 50 companies, associations and chambers of commerce convened virtually today for Texas Energy Day @ the Capitol 2021. Participants in the third biennial event heard from state leaders and…

Fact: Methane emissions extremely low, even as natural gas production skyrocketed Myth: Methane emissions are increasing due to natural gas production   Several recent studies have found that methane emissions from natural gas systems have remained low even as natural gas production has skyrocketed.  Research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF),…

FACT: Wind and solar power are not reliable to meet our energy needs. Wind and solar generation requires significant government assistance to put power on the electricity grid and even then, wind and solar power is not reliable.  Unreliable power risks lives, our security and our economy.  Renewable energy generators must have fossil fuels as…

FACT: Natural gas activity has NOT resulted in air exposures that pose health concerns. GET THE FACTS: A comprehensive study published in a peer-reviewed journal, analyzed 4.6 million air tests from continuous air monitors across the Barnett Shale. Air tests occurred as natural gas wells were drilled, hydraulically fractured, produced and reworked. Emissions from every type…

FACT: Methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities have declined dramatically. Research from the EPA and several universities shows that methane emissions from oil and natural gas systems have declined dramatically and that leakage rates were extremely low.

FACT: The oil and natural gas industry is one of the most regulated industries in the nation. Texas oil and natural gas operators are investing billions of dollars to develop technology that is improving and protecting our environment.  Credible research bears out that these investments and smart regulations are working to protect the environment.

FACT: Oil and natural gas are essential for more than power. LEARN MORE: Beyond power, oil and natural gas is used to make clothing, life-saving devices, solar panels, wind turbines and the fertilizer that is essential to the world’s food supply.

FACT: Multiple scientific studies shows that oil and natural gas development is protecting the environment. Study after study concludes that oil and natural gas development is protecting the environment. Yet, as the Denver Post recently editorialized, “such reports haven’t seemed to matter to the green anti-fracking groups that continue to trumpet…alleged dangers.”

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