TXOGA Statement on IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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

“Protecting and improving the environment is of utmost importance to the Texas oil and natural gas industry, and focusing on policies and operations that deliver meaningful results toward environmental progress is key. Investments in pioneering innovations and technologies have yielded steadfast climate progress, including the U.S. leading the world in reducing energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Methane emissions rates were down nearly 70% in five of the nation’s largest oil and natural gas producing regions between 2011 and 2019, and voluntary, industry-led initiatives like the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition continue to commit to maintaining the cleanest air quality in decades, such as setting a goal of ending routine flaring by 2030. Oil and natural gas are indispensable to maintaining the quality of life we enjoy, and industry will continue to be a leader in developing solutions.”

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This quote originally appeared in Rigzone, Oil Groups Comment on IPCC Report, by Andreas Exarheas on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.