TXOGA Statement on Increased Seismic Activity

9-29-2021

September 29, 2021

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

“The Texas Oil & Gas Association respects the Railroad Commission’s (RRC) notice to operators in the areas of increased seismic activity and gathering more data to determine the level of appropriate injection volumes is certainly reasonable. The Texas oil and natural gas industry is working with the RRC to address this issue and strongly supported the Texas legislature’s creation of the Produced Water Consortium,…

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Release: Texas Oil & Gas Association Health Insurance Plan Available to Small Oil and Natural Gas Companies Now In Open Enrollment

9-24-2021

September 24, 2021

TXOGA’s partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas offers a simple solution to assist small member companies operating in the Texas oil and natural gas sector

AUSTIN – The Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) is pleased to announce an exciting new benefit for its member companies and their employees – the Association Health Plan. Through an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX),…

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Release: Job Growth Continues in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector with 2,800 New Jobs in August

9-21-2021

September 21, 2021

July upstream oil and natural gas job growth estimate adjusted upward from 1,500 to 2,100 jobs

AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 2,800 jobs in August. Also, July’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was raised to 2,100 from the original 1,500. Since the low point in employment in September 2020,…

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Release: Environmental Partnership’s 3rd Annual Report Confirms Emissions Progress

9-9-2021

September 9, 2021

AUSTIN – The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of over 90 U.S. oil and natural gas companies, has released its third annual report showcasing the industry’s progress in innovation and emissions reductions. According to the report, participants in the partnership’s new flare management program reported a 50 percent reduction in flare volumes from 2019 to 2020, even as oil and natural gas production remained consistent among participating companies….

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition Releases New Methane and Emissions Report

9-8-2021

September 8, 2021

AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) today released the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report, which details how the Texas oil and natural gas industry is working to reduce methane and other emissions to protect and preserve the environment.

Industry has made and continues to make tremendous strides in reducing methane emissions resulting from oil and natural gas operations….

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Guest Column: ConocoPhillips Girls Talk Tech Summer Program Inspires a New Generation of Young Women

8-27-2021

By Kathryn Donelson, ConocoPhillips Senior Communications Analyst

The hallways of ConocoPhillips’ headquarters in Houston were alive with the sounds of laughter and excitement as 12 high school girls met in person for the first time after a month of virtual interaction. The girls were there to give their final presentations, the culmination of four weeks of learning a new technical application and using data to tell a story linked to the energy industry….

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Release: Job Growth Continues in Texas Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector with 1,500 New Jobs in July

8-24-2021

August 24, 2021

June upstream oil and natural gas job growth estimate adjusted upward from 3,100 to 3,600 jobs

AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 1,500 jobs in July. Also, June’s estimated job gain in the upstream sector was raised to 3,600 from the original 3,100. Since the low point in employment in September 2020,…

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Another Day, Another Misleading Study from Earthworks

8-20-2021

August 20, 2021

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

Earthworks recently published a “study” about flaring which included a recommendation to “stop permitting new oil and gas facilities.” Period. Ending oil and natural gas development, entirely, is this organization’s aim and this misleading study is the latest in its “slinging spaghetti at the wall” strategy to accomplish this end,…

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TXOGA Statement on Earthworks Flaring Report

8-18-2021

August 18, 2021

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

“Unfortunately, as is often the case, misleading studies like this fail to recognize the truth that air quality continues to improve and emissions continue to decline due to industry’s continuous innovation. Protecting and improving the environment is of utmost importance to Texas oil and natural gas operators,…

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Guest Column: Energy Education is Essential to Our Future

8-13-2021

August 13, 2021

By William R. Keffer, Janet Scivally and David Copeland Endowed Professor of Energy Law – Texas Tech University School of Law

Question: What is the one essential thing that we all need – and expect – all the time in everything we do, and yet know precious little about?

Answer: Energy.

In an era of having access to all past and present knowledge ever created in all of recorded history,…

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