“Texans understand the essential nature of oil and natural gas and this analysis confirms the indispensable role the industry plays in providing jobs and investment that benefits every community and all Texans, As the leaders in domestic energy production, our member companies’ efforts ensure reliable products are available to power modern America and serve as the underlying foundation of Texas public school, university and public infrastructure funding.”
The Texas oil and natural gas industry is driving economic and environmental progress in the United States and beyond. The industry pays billions of dollars in state and local taxes and state royalties that directly fund our schools, roads, first responders and essential services.
ESSENTIAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Increased Production and Infrastructure Creates Jobs and Security
The increase in production of oil and natural gas has allowed the U.S. to expand and improve infrastructure across the nation. Building this network has brought jobs, security, and innovations in technology to the U.S. for the economy’s benefit.
Energy Infrastructure is Reliable
Expanding energy infrastructure, including pipelines, tanks and terminals, is the best way to increase energy reliability and security and to protect our fuel supply in the event of a natural disaster.
Pipelines Are Safe, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs
Pipelines are the main method of transportation for natural gas and fuel in Texas. They are also the safest method of transportation, delivering product without incident over 99.99% of the time. Pipelines help provide affordable and reliable energy to millions of families across the state and the nation, and pipeline maintenance, repair, and buildout supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Texas and millions across the U.S. Pipelines also work to protect our environment and health by reducing pollution associated with other methods of fuel transportation.
U.S. Energy Leadership
Improving our energy infrastructure is essential to delivering the economic, security, and environmental benefits of U.S. energy leadership to communities across the country and around the world.