Staples: Outdated transportation policy hurts Texas’ natural gas potential


Technology and smart policy are the reason Texas is the number one oil and natural gas producing state in the world’s number one oil and natural gas producing country.

Texans are experts at responsibly producing oil and natural gas and safely transporting those resources – through more pipeline miles than any other state – to refineries and manufacturers who make the products we use every day.
And now the Texas Legislature has an opportunity to help Texans fully maximize all that is possible because of the shale revolution….

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Texas’ oil and natural gas regulators need proper funding by Todd Staples


Texas Tribune
Texas’ oil and natural gas regulators need proper funding
By Todd Staples
March 27, 2017
Texas lawmakers are reviewing the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the state agency that regulates the oil and natural gas industry, as part of the sunset review process. Lawmakers would do well to not only reauthorize the RRC but to also properly fund this indispensable agency so it has the people and technology necessary to maintain robust oversight of the oil and natural gas industry through science-based regulation….

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Hundreds of Texans, 25+ Organizations Convene for First-Ever Texas Energy Day



Texas Oil & Natural Gas Technology, Innovation and Pride on Display at Capitol

AUSTIN – Technology, innovation and Texas pride are the main attractions at today’s first-ever Texas Energy Day at The Capitol, an event sponsored by more than 25 organizations, associations and chambers of commerce from across the state.  Texans traveled to Austin to share with their lawmakers why oil and natural gas matters to them,…

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