Community Resources

Safety and the Environment

Comprehensive regulations governing Texas oil and natural gas exploration and production are protecting the environment. Oil and natural gas operators that don’t follow strict oil and gas regulations can lose their permit to operate in Texas.


Staples: Outdated transportation policy hurts Texas’ natural gas potential

Technology and smart policy are the reason Texas is the number one oil and natural gas producing state in the world’s number one oil and natural gas producing country.

Texans are experts at responsibly producing oil and natural gas and safely transporting those resources – through more pipeline miles than any other state – to refineries and manufacturers who make the products we use every day.

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Environmental Practices in Fracking

Many people don’t know that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is performed safely and responsibly to benefit Texas families all across the state. Read about fracking’s environmental benefits below and watch TXOGA President Todd Staples as he explains how fracking impacts our everyday lives.

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