Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector Continues to Add Jobs

6-22-2021

June 22, 2021

Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector Continues to Add Jobs
Staples: “Gains are welcome news, caution exists as world readjusts to increased demand”

AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 1,600 jobs in May (compared to April), continuing its recovery that began last October. Since the low point in employment in September 2020,…

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TXOGA Applauds Law Creating Texas Produced Water Consortium

6-21-2021

June 21, 2021

AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement after SB 601, which creates the Texas Produced Water Consortium at Texas Tech University to study the beneficial use of produced water specifically focusing on the economics, technology and impact on environmental and public health, was signed into law by Governor Abbott:

“Today’s oil and natural gas companies are technology companies,…

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New Law Reforms Eminent Domain to Ensure Essential Infrastructure Can Be Built While Better Protecting Private Property Rights

6-16-2021

June 16, 2021

AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, released the following statement following Governor’s Abbott’s signing of HB 2730 into law:

“Several years of negotiations and commitment from infrastructure industries to address concerns of landowners have resulted in a carefully crafted law that strikes the right balance between protecting private property rights while ensuring the essential infrastructure needed for a growing Texas can continue to be built….

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