TXOGA on EPA Methane Rules


May 12, 2016

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

Methane rules released today ignore the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data that demonstrates oil and natural gas production has skyrocketed without a corresponding crisis in methane emissions.  With virtually no climate impact, the rules are a continuation of the Obama administration’s efforts that plainly undermine our nation’s energy security and put even more Americans out of work….

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by Todd Staples
Rio Grande Guardian
May 3, 2016

Texans know that water is among our state’s most precious resources and it takes creative thinking and cooperation between the public and private sectors to address our water needs.

Texans may not know that the oil and natural gas industry is at the forefront of water conservation,…

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Oil and Natural Gas in Texas


May 3, 2016

Advances in proven technology are delivering new opportunities in oil and natural gas production around Texas.  While much of Texas is familiar ground to oil and natural gas development, many Texans are experiencing oil and natural gas operations in their communities for the first time.  This book aims to answer questions and provide useful resources about oil and natural gas in Texas.  Topics in this book include Regulation,…

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TXOGA Statement on Environment Texas’ report “Breakdowns in Air Quality”


April 28, 2016

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

Environment Texas’ latest missive about air quality is misleading, inaccurate and without context.  Oil and natural gas companies are in the business of protecting the environment and producing, transporting and processing natural resources to sell in the marketplace. The report’s central premise is wrong in its claim that operators routinely release their product into the air on purpose….

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ConocoPhillips and NEED bring energy to local classrooms


April 8, 2016

Workshop Energizes Teachers to Educate Students about Energy

In an effort to spark an interest among future scientists and engineers, ConocoPhillips yesterday hosted a full-day workshop to engage and inform local teachers about the science behind the energy industry.

Twenty-one area primary and secondary teachers from Beeville, Cuero, Floresville, Jourdanton, Karnes City, Kenedy, Pawnee, Pleasanton, Yoakum and Yorktown participated in the April 6 workshop,…

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Texas Oil & Gas Association Good Government Committee Announces Endorsements for the 2016 Primary Election Run-Off



March 28, 2016
Contact: Lisa Lucero, 512-617-8899

AUSTIN – Today, TXOGA PAC Treasurer Todd Staples announced the Texas Oil and Gas Good Government Committee’s list of endorsements for the 2016 primary election run-off. The run-off elections will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, with early voting running from Monday, May 16, 2016 – Friday, May 20, 2016.

“Texas consistently leads the nation in jobs and producing reliable and affordable American energy. …

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TXOGA President Todd Staples on Coalition of AGs Attack on Oil and Natural Gas Industry


March 30, 2016

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

The oil and natural gas industry is the driving force of innovation for all types of energy sources, while keeping the world safe with cleaner burning, affordable power fuels today.  In the United States, carbon emissions are near 20-year lows, our dependence on foreign oil is at a 45-year low,…

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USGS Report: Risk of Earthquakes from Induced Seismicity Low


March 29, 2016

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

Researchers use modeling exercises to learn about and prepare for various scenarios, even extremely remote ones. Texas fosters a data-rich research environment and the Legislature appropriated about $4.5 million for the Bureau of Economic Geology to study seismic activity. The U.S. Geological Survey’s recent modeling exercise adds to a growing body of research related to induced and natural seismicity in Texas,…

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Election Night Results


March 2, 2016

Super Tuesday has come to a close and the first phase of the 2016 elections is almost complete with only a few races still too close to call.

TXOGA PAC was active in many races this cycle and a summary of the results for these key races is shown below.  For a listing of all the results of the Texas races click HERE to visit the Secretary of State’s website….

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Study Shows Natural Gas Drilling Not Contaminating Water Wells in Carroll County Funders “Disappointed” in Results, Hoping Data Could Help Ban Fracking


February 29, 2016

A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati has determined that natural gas drilling has had no effect on the quality of water coming from wells in Carroll County. However, the university does not plan to publicize the results, describing funders who were “disappointed” with the results.

Quotes from lead researcher Dr. Amy Townsend-Small of the University of Cincinnati, who presented the study’s findings….

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