Suspending Federal Oil and Natural Gas Leasing and Permitting will Threaten Jobs and Environmental Progress


January 22, 2021

AUSTIN-Under the new Biden Administration, the Acting Interior Secretary has signed a 60-day Temporary Suspension of Delegated Authority that, among other things, suspends the issuance of federal onshore and offshore oil and natural gas leasing permits. Should this action become permanent, it would be devastating to jobs, communities and economies nationwide and would set back tremendous environmental progress, according to the Texas Oil &…

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TXOGA Statement on EPA Approval of the State of Texas’ Request for NPDES Program Authorization


January 15, 2021

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

“The EPA’s approval of the State of Texas’ request for NPDES program authorization will allow the Texas oil and natural gas industry to continue to innovate and find new ways to treat wastewater for recycle and use beyond the oil field. TCEQ has the experience and dedicated resources in Texas to be in the best position to monitor and ensure compliance of oil and natural gas discharges with federal and state permit requirements….

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Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Paid $13.9 Billion in Taxes and State Royalties in Fiscal Year 2020


January 11, 2021

Texas ISDs received $2+ Billion, Counties received $688 Million in property taxes from oil and natural gas production, pipelines and gas utilities

TXOGA President Todd Staples Outlines “Roadmap to Recovery” as Legislature Convenes

Click here to view the video of TXOGA President Todd Staples’ presentation

AUSTIN – According to just-released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA),…

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