August Marks 21st Consecutive Month of Upstream Oil and Gas Job Growth: 46% of Jobs Recovered

10-4-2018

AUSTIN – Texas oil and natural gas companies added 3,100 upstream jobs* in August, marking the 21st consecutive month of job growth, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Texas has recovered 46% of jobs lost between the high point in employment in December 2014 and the low point in September 2016. Since the low point, employment in the Texas upstream sector has grown by 53,200 jobs, which pay among the highest wages in Texas….

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Study: No Link Between Barnett Shale Natural Gas Production and Methane in Groundwater, Studies Conclude

10-1-2018

The following study was conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan that looks at groundwater wells in the Barnett Shale area. The original release can be found here.

 

AUSTIN, Texas — After four years of studies, scientists have found no link between methane present in water wells outside of Fort Worth and nearby gas production activities in the Barnett Shale….

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TXOGA Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

10-1-2018

 

AUSTIN – The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

“We appreciate the President’s diligence in crafting a renewed trade agreement that helps secure our nation’s energy future and are hopeful Congress will approve the USMCA. As the leading oil and natural gas producer, the number one state in many agricultural products,…

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