Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition Announces Goal of Ending Routine Flaring by 2030


February 10, 2021

AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) has issued the following statement regarding routine flaring:

The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) supports industry’s continued progress to end routine flaring and shares a goal of ending this practice by 2030. Based on an extensive review of regulatory requirements and operational best practices that include maintaining the accessibility of flaring for safety and environmental protection,…

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Staples: Texas Oil and Natural Gas: Powering Economic and Environmental Progress


Note: This column originally appeared in the Rio Grande Guardian here.

February 3, 2021

It would be hard to overstate how much changed in 2020.

The global pandemic tested our resolve, forced lightning-speed adaptation in nearly every aspect of life, and the topic of energy catapulted to the top of political conversations.

However, one thing did not change in 2020 and should be more evident than ever: Oil and natural gas are essential and irreplaceable….

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Suspending Federal Oil and Natural Gas Leasing and Permitting will Threaten Jobs and Environmental Progress


January 22, 2021

AUSTIN-Under the new Biden Administration, the Acting Interior Secretary has signed a 60-day Temporary Suspension of Delegated Authority that, among other things, suspends the issuance of federal onshore and offshore oil and natural gas leasing permits. Should this action become permanent, it would be devastating to jobs, communities and economies nationwide and would set back tremendous environmental progress, according to the Texas Oil &…

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