Texas Senate Advances Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill

May 20, 2019 AUSTIN-Today the Texas Senate passed HB 3557, the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, moving this important legislation one step closer to becoming law. The bill, authored by State Representative Chris Paddie and sponsored in the Senate by Senator Brian Birdwell, strengthens protections of Texas’ critical infrastructure facilities from those who trespass with the…

May 7, 2019   The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) applauds the Texas House of Representatives for its passage of HB 3557, the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, which strengthens protections of our state’s critical infrastructure facilities while maintaining current laws and statutes that allow for free speech and the right to protest.   “HB…

April 10, 2019 AUSTIN – Today, President Trump will be in Houston – the Energy Capitol of the World – where he is expected to announce Executive Orders aimed at modernizing and clarifying regulations that will accelerate the construction of energy infrastructure in Texas and across the United States. Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil…

March 12, 2019 SB 421 Committee Substitute, voted out yesterday by the Senate State Affairs Committee, creates new burdensome and unnecessary regulations on critical infrastructure projects that will increase litigation and stifle revenue growth for schools and roads AUSTIN—The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) registered its strong opposition to the Committee Substitute for SB…

June 29, 2018 AUSTIN – The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. “We appreciate Governor Abbott’s leadership and his clear understanding of the importance of the oil and natural gas industry to the Texas economy and our nation’s energy security. To maintain our energy dominance and…

Will Bentley is a console supervisor for the Chevron Pipe Line control center in Houston, Texas. Will and the control center team manage the pipeline systems to ensure Chevron safely meets its daily commodity transportation commitments and protects assets through diligent surveillance of remotely monitored facilities. “We’re looking after 3,000 miles of pipe carrying about…

September 4, 2017 TXOGA: Update on Fuel Supply TXOGA President Urges Texans to Obtain the Fuel They Need “Based on Pre-Hurricane Purchasing Patterns” The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. Every day, significant progress is being made to overcome the historic disruption to our state’s fuel…

August 31, 2017 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. As Hurricane Harvey dissipates refineries and terminals are assessing the damage that may have occurred due to the storm. While typical supply patterns may be disrupted, operators continue to work with local, state and federal officials…

AOPL (Association of Oil Pipelines) strives to create good landowner relations and in order to achieve this goal AOPL created a training video to explicitly lay out their guidelines. This core training video was created by Liquids Pipeline operators who are members of the Americans Petroleum Institute as well as members of AOPL. The video…

Pipeline companies considering a new liquids pipeline project are committed to training employees and real-estate representatives to treat landowners fairly, openly and with respect. In order to accomplish this goal, Association of Pipelines (AOPL) strives to negotiate with landowners in good faith, be responsive to their questions and concerns and consistent in upholding our commitments…

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