ICYMI: New Research Shows “Major Overestimation” of Methane Emissions From Oil and Natural Gas Production

5-21-2019

May 21, 2019

AUSTIN-A newly-released analysis found a “major overestimation” of methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations in the United States.

Since 2006, natural gas production in the United States has increased 46% and the number of producing gas wells has more than doubled in Texas. Meanwhile, the latest data shows that methane emissions associated with oil and natural gas production displayed only “modest increases” during the same time period – refuting claims from other studies that increased production has resulted in large increases in methane emissions….

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Texas Senate Advances Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill

5-20-2019

May 20, 2019

AUSTIN-Today the Texas Senate passed HB 3557, the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, moving this important legislation one step closer to becoming law. The bill, authored by State Representative Chris Paddie and sponsored in the Senate by Senator Brian Birdwell, strengthens protections of Texas’ critical infrastructure facilities from those who trespass with the intent to damage or interrupt operations, while maintaining current laws and statutes that allow for free speech and the right to protest….

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TXOGA Statement on Deal Regarding Steel Tariffs

5-20-2019

May 20, 2019

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

“This agreement is welcome news for the Texas oil and natural gas industry, whose phenomenal growth is generating billions of dollars in state revenues to fund our schools, roads and first responders and helping to achieve a cleaner, stronger energy future for our country….

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