Release: Environmental Partnership’s 3rd Annual Report Confirms Emissions Progress


September 9, 2021

AUSTIN – The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of over 90 U.S. oil and natural gas companies, has released its third annual report showcasing the industry’s progress in innovation and emissions reductions. According to the report, participants in the partnership’s new flare management program reported a 50 percent reduction in flare volumes from 2019 to 2020, even as oil and natural gas production remained consistent among participating companies….

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition Releases New Methane and Emissions Report


September 8, 2021

AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) today released the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report, which details how the Texas oil and natural gas industry is working to reduce methane and other emissions to protect and preserve the environment.

Industry has made and continues to make tremendous strides in reducing methane emissions resulting from oil and natural gas operations….

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Guest Column: ConocoPhillips Girls Talk Tech Summer Program Inspires a New Generation of Young Women


By Kathryn Donelson, ConocoPhillips Senior Communications Analyst

The hallways of ConocoPhillips’ headquarters in Houston were alive with the sounds of laughter and excitement as 12 high school girls met in person for the first time after a month of virtual interaction. The girls were there to give their final presentations, the culmination of four weeks of learning a new technical application and using data to tell a story linked to the energy industry….

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Release: Job Growth Continues in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector with 1,500 New Jobs in July


August 24, 2021

June upstream oil and natural gas job growth estimate adjusted upward from 3,100 to 3,600 jobs

AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 1,500 jobs in July. Also, June’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was raised to 3,600 from the original 3,100. Since the low point in employment in September 2020,…

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Another Day, Another Misleading Study from Earthworks


August 20, 2021

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

Earthworks recently published a “study” about flaring which included a recommendation to “stop permitting new oil and gas facilities.” Period. Ending oil and natural gas development, entirely, is this organization’s aim and this misleading study is the latest in its “slinging spaghetti at the wall” strategy to accomplish this end,…

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TXOGA Statement on Earthworks Flaring Report


August 18, 2021

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

“Unfortunately, as is often the case, misleading studies like this fail to recognize the truth that air quality continues to improve and emissions continue to decline due to industry’s continuous innovation. Protecting and improving the environment is of utmost importance to Texas oil and natural gas operators,…

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Guest Column: Energy Education is Essential to Our Future


August 13, 2021

By William R. Keffer, Janet Scivally and David Copeland Endowed Professor of Energy Law – Texas Tech University School of Law

Question: What is the one essential thing that we all need – and expect – all the time in everything we do, and yet know precious little about?

Answer: Energy.

In an era of having access to all past and present knowledge ever created in all of recorded history,…

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Biden Administration Sends Mixed Messages on Oil and Natural Gas: Calls on OPEC+ to Increase Oil Production While Discouraging Domestic Oil and Natural Gas Production


August 11, 2021

AUSTIN – The White House today called on OPEC and its allies to increase oil production to alleviate rising gas prices felt across the nation – while actively discouraging oil and natural gas production in the United States.

“Our nation is the leading producer of oil and natural gas providing affordable and reliable energy. Our companies employ millions of Americans and are the primary funders in many states of roads,…

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TXOGA Statement on IPCC Sixth Assessment Report


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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

“Protecting and improving the environment is of utmost importance to the Texas oil and natural gas industry, and focusing on policies and operations that deliver meaningful results toward environmental progress is key. Investments in pioneering innovations and technologies have yielded steadfast climate progress, including the U.S….

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ICYMI: RRC Data Shows Dramatic Decline in Flaring in Texas


August 2, 2021

Last week, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) released new data showing Texas oil and natural gas production continues to show a downward trend in flaring intensity. According to numbers released from the agency, “the percentage of natural gas flared compared to the natural gas produced from oil and gas wells in Texas dropped from a high of 2.29% in June 2019 to 0.65% in May 2021….

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