Safety is a Priority of Oil and Natural Gas Industry

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.  

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect our state’s public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Their goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste. TCEQ is the environmental agency for the state and has approximately 2,750 employees, 16 regional offices and a $368 million operating…

The Railroad Commission of Texas serves Texas through their stewardship of natural resources and the environment, their concern for personal and community safety and their support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Chairman of the Railroad Commission is Christi Craddick, and Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton serve as commissioners. To learn…

February 28, 2017 With 100-plus years of oil and natural gas history in Texas, it may be tempting to take for granted all that is possible because we are the nation’s #1 state for oil and natural gas production, pipeline miles and refining capacity. Those accolades translate into jobs, state and local tax revenue and…

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…

February 8, 2016 The Texas Tribune/ KLRU Railroad Commission GOP Candidates Forum will begin streaming shortly before 6:00 pm on February 8th. If you are having trouble viewing the livestream above, you can also watch live at TexasTribune.org, or click here: http://www.texastribune.org/livestream/

November 19, 2015 The state’s comptroller Glenn Hegar recently revised his estimate of revenue available to the state.  The comptroller is essentially the chief financial officer of the state. So, why does the revenue estimate matter to Texans? State revenue pays for infrastructure and services that touch the lives of every Texan including our schools,…

September 9, 2015 What exactly does House Bill 40 do? House bill 40 provides cities with authority to reasonably regulate aboveground activity related to oil and natural gas operations like setbacks from other structures, traffic and noise. House Bill 40 affirms that regulation of oil and natural gas operations like fracking and production is under the…

June 14, 2015 Texas is a global leader and the world is watching to see how the Texas economy works, especially our energy sector. Some are watching to see how they can to emulate our state’s success in achieving robust safety standards, predictable regulation and a thriving economy anchored by oil and natural gas activity.…

April 13, 2015 Safe communities and oil and gas activity have co-existed in Texas for more than 100 years. The productive relationships between communities and oil and gas companies have played a significant role in Texas’ success as an oil and gas state. Today, that legacy is at risk as some cities adopt arbitrary rules…

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