RELEASE: Energy Summit: Oil & Natural Gas Powering Bexar County


SAN ANTONIO- The Energy Summit in San Antonio today showcased the economic impact in San Antonio and the surrounding Bexar County area, made possible by oil and natural gas activity. The Summit was hosted by Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) and the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER).

Valero Chairman, President and CEO Joe Gorder, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Marathon Oil Vice President of Resource Plays South Todd Abbott,…

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Release – April Marks 17th Consecutive Month of Upstream Oil and Gas Job Growth: 33% of Jobs Recovered


AUSTIN – Texas oil and natural gas companies added 3,400 upstream jobs* in April, marking the 17th consecutive month of job growth, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Texas has recovered 33% of jobs lost between the high point in employment in December 2014 and the low point in September 2016. During that time, employment in the Texas upstream sector has grown by 38,400 jobs, which pay among the highest wages in Texas….

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Statement on the FWS Petition regarding the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard


The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the dunes sagebrush lizard under the Endangered Species Act.  The Texas Oil & Gas Association issued the following statement. 


May 8, 2018

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

“Texas oil and natural gas companies and private landowners have been working together for years to protect the dunes sagebrush lizard….

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