RELEASE: Historical Analysis of Seismic Events Paints Incomplete Picture


May 17, 2016

Austin – A ‘historical review’ of seismic activity released today does not follow recommendations for seismic evaluation as outlined by the StatesFirst seismicity primer[1] and its conclusions paint an incomplete picture, according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA).

“The authors of this analysis ‘removed questions relating to subsurface pressures and geomechanical modeling’ from their evaluations,” said Todd Staples,…

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TXOGA PAC: Early voting for Texas’ Primary Run-off is Now Underway!


May 16, 2016
Contact: Lisa Lucero,

Early voting for Texas’ Primary Run-off is now underway! This election has tremendously important implications for our industry, so please remember to vote early and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Early voting runs from May 16th – May 20th. This election is important for our industry so do your part by exercising your constitutional rights….

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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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