RELEASE: Historical Analysis of Seismic Events Paints Incomplete Picture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016 Austin – A ‘historical review’ of seismic activity released today does not follow recommendations for seismic evaluation as outlined by the StatesFirst seismicity primer[1] and its conclusions paint an incomplete picture, according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA). “The authors of this analysis ‘removed questions relating to…

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…

March 30, 2016 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. The oil and natural gas industry is the driving force of innovation for all types of energy sources, while keeping the world safe with cleaner burning, affordable power fuels today.  In the United States, carbon emissions…

February 29, 2016 A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati has determined that natural gas drilling has had no effect on the quality of water coming from wells in Carroll County. However, the university does not plan to publicize the results, describing funders who were “disappointed” with the results. Quotes from lead researcher Dr.…

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.

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