Landowner Handbook: Pipelines 101

TXOGA’s Landowner Handbook: Pipelines 101 details private property rights, how the pipeline industry is protecting and improving communities, and provides insight on pipeline regulation and oversight. Also included is the Landowner’s Bill of Rights from the Office of the Attorney General, a glossary of terms, and a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section, along with additional…

AUSTIN-Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation and essential infrastructure is needed to meet the demands of our booming population. At the same time, private property ownership is a bedrock principle in Texas and balancing the expansion of critical infrastructure like roads, internet and electricity lines, and pipelines for oil, natural gas…

June 16, 2021 AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, released the following statement following Governor’s Abbott’s signing of HB 2730 into law: “Several years of negotiations and commitment from infrastructure industries to address concerns of landowners have resulted in a carefully crafted law that strikes the right balance between…

May 27, 2021 Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, released the following statement after HB 2730, an eminent domain reform bill, passed the Texas Senate early this morning, sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for his signature into law: “After many years and multiple legislative sessions working with stakeholders to…

May 12, 2021 AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, released the following statement applauding the Texas House of Representatives for passing HB 2730, an eminent domain reform bill which makes significant improvements to the process for property owners while also ensuring the building of critical infrastructure: “The Texas oil…

Note: This column originally appeared in the Rio Grande Guardian here. February 3, 2021 It would be hard to overstate how much changed in 2020. The global pandemic tested our resolve, forced lightning-speed adaptation in nearly every aspect of life, and the topic of energy catapulted to the top of political conversations. However, one thing…

January 11, 2021 Webb County and United ISD Rank #1 in Oil and Natural Gas Property Taxes Received in Eagle Ford Click here to view video of TXOGA President Todd Staples’ presentation AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Texas oil and natural gas industry paid $13.9…

November 21, 2019 Beaumont, TX—The importance of the midstream sector of the Texas oil and natural gas industry and its role in connecting record production of oil and natural gas to the downstream advances in refining and liquefaction technologies was examined today at the kickoff symposium for the newly created Lamar University Center for Midstream…

June 17, 2019 AUSTIN—Governor Greg Abbott recently signed several pieces of meaningful legislation into law, including bills related to funding for county roads in energy corridors, the protection of critical infrastructure projects, the extension of Chapter 312 and the regulatory authority over produced water. The Texas Oil & Gas Association issued the following statements on…

May 27, 2019 TXOGA Sends Letter to Texas Legislature Reiterating Commitment to Meaningful Eminent Domain Reform   AUSTIN—Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, today sent a letter to all members of the Texas Legislature reiterating TXOGA’s commitment to working with landowners and lawmakers to find a workable solution to address concerns with…

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