New RRC Rules Will Ensure Essential Assets are Designated Critical and Less-Essential Assets are Not Unnecessarily Prioritized

12-1-2021

November 30, 2021

The rules adopted by the Texas Railroad Commission today ensure essential assets are designated as critical load and less-essential assets are not unnecessarily prioritized when there is not enough electricity in some emergency events. If TDUs were required to maintain power to every natural gas facility in Texas, it would create a dangerous situation by diverting power that may be needed elsewhere. Not every natural gas facility is a priority from a power perspective during an emergency….

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Release: Job Growth Continues in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector with 2,300 New Jobs in October

11-23-2021

November 23, 2021

Since the low point in employment in September of 2020, growth months have outnumbered decline months 11-to-2

AUSTIN – Data from the Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and gas employment continued its climb in October, expanding by 2,300 jobs. Since the low point in employment in September of 2020, growth months have outnumbered decline months 11-to-2. For the past six months,…

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry Prioritizes Safety, Health, Prosperity for Community Neighbors and All Texans

11-18-2021

November 18, 2021

With the U.S. EPA Administrator planning a visit to industrial sites in Texas tomorrow, the Texas oil and natural gas industry reiterates its commitment to prioritizing the safety, health and wellbeing of surrounding communities and our workforce. This is paramount in all that the Texas oil and natural gas industry does. Just like our neighbors in communities where we operate, our employees spend much of their lives in and near our facilities where safety,…

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TXOGA Comment on Biden Administration Call for FTC Investigation

11-17-2021

November 17, 2021

The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association:

“We must not forfeit energy freedom for energy dependence. We must continue to encourage smart, science-based policies that advocate for homegrown production, domestic jobs and economic advancement that benefits all Texans and every American. Unfortunately, we are feeling the repercussions of misguided policies that have encouraged foreign energy instead of encouraging American pipeline projects,…

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South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) Eagle Ford Excellence Awards Honor Excellence in Community and Social Investment, Environmental Stewardship, Neighborhood Impression and Innovation in Technology

11-10-2021

November 10, 2021

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) held its annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards, which honor companies and organizations working in or with the oil and natural gas industry for their diligent efforts in protecting the environment, developing innovative technologies, making safety a top priority and giving back to the communities they serve.

This year’s awards,…

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TXOGA Lone Star Energy Forum Showcases Technology, Innovation and Promise of the Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry

11-4-2021

November 4, 2021

1st Ever TXOGA Technology Showcase Opened Forum, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist George Will Keynoted

IRVING – The Texas Oil & Gas Association’s (TXOGA) Lone Star Energy Forum in Irving showcased innovation and the state, national and global leadership of the Texas oil and natural gas industry.

“Continuous innovation by the oil and natural gas industry is propelling us toward a cleaner,…

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3D Printing is Latest Example of Industry Always Innovating and Advancing

10-28-2021

October 28, 2021

Meaningful action toward climate progress is rooted in investment and innovation, and no one is investing more in clean tech than the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. The latest example is the industry’s advancements in the use of 3D printing.

A recent post on the American Petroleum Institute’s Energy Tomorrow blog outlines how industry is advancing the use of 3D printing in oil and natural gas operations – a technology that can significantly reduce lead times and drive efficiency,…

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Release: Job Growth Continues in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector with 2,900 New Jobs in September

10-22-2021

October 22, 2021

Upstream employment up 15% from the low point in September 2020

AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 2,900 jobs in September. Also, August’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was adjusted downward to 2,500 from the original 2,800. Since the low point in employment in September 2020,…

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Improvements to Natural Gas Supply Chain are Underway

10-18-2021

October 18, 2021

By Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association

Vast improvements, particularly in communications, have been made since Winter Storm Uri to better prepare the natural gas supply chain for the winter season in Texas. The oil and natural gas industry has been working with a sense of urgency to improve the readiness of the system.

Industry is working closely with state regulators to implement Senate Bill 3,…

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