June Marks 19th Consecutive Month of Upstream Oil and Gas Job Growth: 42% of Jobs Recovered

7-30-2018

AUSTIN – Texas oil and natural gas companies added 4,800 upstream jobs* in June, marking the 19th consecutive month of job growth, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Texas has recovered 42% 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 48,400 jobs, which pay among the highest wages in Texas….

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Release – Recommended Lighting Practices Collaboration

7-10-2018

FORT DAVIS, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory has collaborated with the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) and the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) to reduce light shining into the sky from drilling rigs and related activities in West Texas. The excess light has the potential to drown out the light from stars and galaxies, and threatens to reduce the effectiveness of the observatory’s research telescopes to study the mysteries of the universe….

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Preparedness, Patience and Conservation Keys to Hurricane Season Success

7-10-2018

By Todd Staples, Texas Oil & Gas Association

We are a few weeks into Hurricane Season 2018 and forecasters say this season could be an active one. Last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey is the most recent reminder of just how important fuel supplies are to our daily lives. The men and women in the Texas oil and natural gas industry and its public and private sector partners are ready….

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