New Record: Texas Oil and Gas Industry Paid $16.3 Billion in Taxes and State Royalties in 2019, Most in Texas History


Billions in oil and gas taxes and royalties directly support Texas schools, teachers, roads, infrastructure and healthcare facilities

Texas ISDs received $1.54 Billion, Counties received $398.7 Million in oil and gas property taxes

January 14, 2020

AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Texas oil and natural gas industry paid more than $16 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in fiscal year 2019 – the highest total in Texas history. …

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Basin Strong Hope & Healing Benefit Dinner and Concert to Raise Funds for Victims of Permian Basin Shooting Tragedy


January 6, 2020

Tragedy struck the Permian Basin on August 31, 2019 when a senseless shooting took place in the West Texas communities of Odessa and Midland, leaving seven dead and twenty-five injured. But in true Texas spirit, there has been an outpouring of support offered from communities, businesses, the area’s robust oil and natural gas industry, and individuals wishing to lend aid in whatever capacity they can….

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Bee County Judge Stephanie Moreno Named Executive Director of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable


January 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO—South Texas native and Bee County Judge Stephanie Moreno has been named Executive Director of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER). Moreno will continue to fulfill her duties as Bee County Judge upon her resignation until a new judge can be appointed. 

“South Texas has seen tremendous growth and increased opportunity thanks to the oil and natural gas industry,…

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