AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) today issued the following statement on the passing of past TXOGA president Rob Looney:
“The passing of Rob Looney is not only a loss for his family and the oil and natural gas industry where he played such a key role for many years, but to all of Texas. Having served as president of TXOGA for more than 25 years before retiring in 2014, Rob instituted many transformative initiatives. He established the TXOGA Insurance Agency and TXOGA Workers’ Compensation Safety Group, a model program in the state. Through several real estate transactions, Rob was able to secure the location where TXOGA continues operations today. From 1976 to 1982, Rob served as Senior Vice President for the Texas Association of Business. In 2014, TXOGA bestowed upon Rob its highest honor by presenting him the Distinguished Service Award, which is chosen by previous recipients who are the most influential in the industry. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Charlotte, his children and grandchildren.”
Founded in 1919, TXOGA is the oldest and largest oil and gas trade association in Texas representing every facet of the industry.