What do you think of when you think of oil and natural gas? Fuel for your car? Electricity for your home? Power for your portable electronics?
We challenge you to LOOK BEYOND what might be a limited perspective of oil and natural gas to see how BIG an impact these resources really have in our lives.
These are the Stories of Real Entrepreneurship in Texas, Made Possible by Oil and Natural Gas
Learn about the many amazing ways oil and natural gas products make our greatest moments possible and see how they are woven into the fabric of our community. This exciting series explores unforgettable stories from passionate Texas entrepreneurs, made possible by oil and natural gas.
Here are three small but innovative businesses that are thriving and powered by products that will make you stop and think again.
In San Antonio, locals know Celia’s bright red food truck as the real deal, but you’ll find her on Google Maps as Chela’s Tacos. Celia’s rapidly expanding Mexican food empire gives residents a taste of her father’s secret recipes – the ones that just couldn’t stay locked away in a cupboard. Today, her authentic Mexican cuisine features classic dishes that only come to life with “True Mexican Flavor” when they’re cooked over a natural gas stove.
For Gini, the founder of Garcia Art Glass, glassblowing began as a passion project and quickly evolved into a successful family-run business in San Antonio. Today, her incredible work is powered by a blend of ancient techniques and modern innovations which are only possible with oil and natural gas.
At Garcia Art Glass, Gini and her family are keeping this important art form alive in San Antonio and passing along their passion to new generations. As for the Texas’ oil and gas sector, we intend to keep making the opportunity to create a reality.
Belly up to the bar and learn how Maverick Whiskey co-founders Ken and Amy Maverick take advantage of Texas’ natural resources and modern innovation to distill their award-winning whiskey.
The Mavericks are proud descendants of Sam and Mary Maverick, founders of Texas. Sam signed Texas’ declaration of independence and was San Antonio’s Mayor in 1939, eventually becoming a prominent landowner and businessman in the region.