TXOGA Applauds Industry and RRC For Continued Collaboration on Seismicity

March 2, 2022 Yesterday the Railroad Commission of Texas released an Operator-Led Response Plan (OLRP) for addressing seismicity associated with produced water or saltwater disposal wells for oil and natural gas drilling activity. The OLRP was created by saltwater disposal well operators within the Northern Culberson-Reeves Seismic Response Area (SRA) in the Permian Basin and…

June 21, 2021 AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement after SB 601, which creates the Texas Produced Water Consortium at Texas Tech University to study the beneficial use of produced water specifically focusing on the economics, technology and impact on environmental and public health, was…

January 15, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “The EPA’s approval of the State of Texas’ request for NPDES program authorization will allow the Texas oil and natural gas industry to continue to innovate and find new ways to treat wastewater for recycle and…

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 25, 2019 AUSTIN—Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement after HB 3246, which gives oil and natural gas operators more options for recycling produced water, became law yesterday:   “Recycling produced water is becoming more common thanks to the oil and natural gas industry’s commitment to innovation and…

The following study was conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan that looks at groundwater wells in the Barnett Shale area. The original release can be found here.   Sept. 24, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas — After four years of studies, scientists have found no link between methane…

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.  

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder found that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking” is not the source of methane found in groundwater supplies. The majority of water sampled had concentrations at or below the limit set by the Colorado regulating agency. 18 percent of water wells sampled showed naturally occurring methane from coal…

This week, researchers at University of Texas – Arlington (UTA) released a new study that suggests drilling may be impacting water quality in West Texas’ Cline Shale region. However, many are questioning the validity of the science and methodology used to make these claims. Energy InDepth’s Matt Mandel wrote a blog post that outlines the issues with…

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…

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