Staples: Outdated transportation policy hurts Texas’ natural gas potential

May 23, 2017 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…

Safety is a priority of the oil and natural gas industry in Texas! Wells are highly regulated to ensure the protection of air and ground water. Watch the video below as TXOGA President Todd Staples explains the regulations that keep Texans safe.  

Texas Tribune Texas’ oil and natural gas regulators need proper funding By Todd Staples March 27, 2017 https://www.tribtalk.org/2017/03/27/texas-oil-and-natural-gas-regulators-need-proper-funding/ Texas lawmakers are reviewing the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the state agency that regulates the oil and natural gas industry, as part of the sunset review process. Lawmakers would do well to not only reauthorize the…

It is no secret that the oil and natural gas industry operates ground-breaking technology in the procurement, production, transportation and refining of oil and gas. At the first-ever Texas Energy Day on March 22, 2017, industry innovation was on full display as Texans from across the state were in Austin to tell lawmakers why oil…

February 6, 2017 Texas employers without workers’ comp insurance have until April 30 to report their status without penalty. Non-subscriber Reporting Requirements A non-subscriber must file the DWC Form-005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage to DWC: Between February 1 and April 30 each year; Within 30 days of hiring its first…

The oil and natural gas industry and Texas government work together to conduct groundbreaking research, advance our state’s economy, support our education systems and keep all Texans safe. Each year, oil and natural gas professionals work with various Texas agencies including the Railroad Commission, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other state and federal agencies…

October 4, 2016 Back in 1969, the phrase “Houston, the Eagle has landed” affirmed Texas’ place in history and underscored Texans’ contributions to innovative technology and scientific research. Texas has diversified tremendously in the nearly five decades since Johnson Space Center received those historic transmissions from space. But it was a different kind of moonshot…

September 29, 2016 Commitment to Safety, Low Loss Ratio Earn Members of TXOGA Safety Group $4.5 Million Dividend AUSTIN, TX – Companies who are members of the Texas Oil and Gas Association’s Safety Group earned a $4.5 million dividend from Texas Mutual Insurance Company by making workplace safety a priority and keeping the group’s loss…

STAPLES – OIL AND NATURAL GAS LEADS IN WATER TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION by Todd Staples Rio Grande Guardian May 3, 2016 http://riograndeguardian.com/staples-oil-and-natural-gas-leads-in-water-technology-innovation/ Texans know that water is among our state’s most precious resources and it takes creative thinking and cooperation between the public and private sectors to address our water needs. Texans may not know that…

The Zika virus is the latest global health emergency to make headlines. But even if you’re never exposed to the virus, remember that mosquitos carry a range of diseases, and outdoor workers should protect themselves. CLICK HERE to view the safety alert and consider sharing it with your safety group members.

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