Preparedness, Patience and Conservation Keys to Hurricane Season Success

July 10, 2018 By Todd Staples, Texas Oil & Gas Association We are a few weeks into Hurricane Season 2018 and forecasters say this season could be an active one. Last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey is the most recent reminder of just how important fuel supplies are to our daily lives. The men and women…

February 15, 2018 TXOGA, the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA), and the University of Texas McDonald Observatory are working to reduce light pollution. Knowing that dark skies are vital to those endeavors, these organizations have collaborated to create recommendations for lighting practices. The recommendations are targeted at operations in the Texas counties of Brewster, Culberson,…

Texans for Natural Gas have released a report showing how methane emissions have been declining in the top oil-producing areas in Texas. The report emphasizes how methane emissions have dropped over 211,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide in the largest natural gas producing counties, which is the equivalent of more than a 51% decline. Throughout the ten largest…

Oil and Gas is a highly regulated industry, but even routine oil and gas operations can be inherently dangerous due to exposures to moving equipment, high pressures, flammable / hazardous materials and environmental conditions. TXOGA Safety Group provides resources and presentations to spread awareness. Topics range from safety in the oil field, seatbelts, rig inspections,…

November 2, 2017 Did you know that oil and natural gas are central to our national security? What is a PADD? And why do they matter to your family? The United States has five Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs) specifically created to monitor fuel supplies and distribution capacity across the country.   The Petroleum Administration…

Careful Planning Keeps Texans Safe Before, During and After the Storm As the image below demonstrates, fuel infrastructure and delivery mechanisms are part of a complex system.   All levels of industry – including drilling rigs, pipelines, ports, tankers, barges, trucks, crude oil storage facilities, refineries, product terminals, retail storage facilities and individual gas stations– prepare…

July 27, 2017 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. Today Mr. Staples testified in front of the Texas House Energy Committee on the TAMEST Shale Task Force report, the TAMEST Shale Task Force report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas. “The study…

TXOGA Safety Group meets in conjunction with Texas Mutual to discuss the best practices for the industry. The last meeting took place on June 8th. The topics discussed ranged from road work zone fatalities increase in Texas, conducting routine workplace inspections, and the SSE (Short Service Employees). The focus topic was centered around hydrogen sulfide…

Thanks to enhanced technology and efficiencies, oil and natural gas operators are protecting and improving our air. Methane accounts for just 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and of that 10%, less than 4% of methane emissions come from oil and natural gas systems. Methane emissions from natural gas systems have…

May 30, 2017 TXOGA member companies, Apache, EOG Resources, SM Energy, Oxy, and Conoco Phillips are working together with others to make a difference for our veterans by supporting Freedom Service Dogs and the Faces of Freedom event. Freedom Service Dogs of America is an organization that takes rescued dogs and transforms them into custom–trained,…

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