Updated Energy Infrastructure Regulations Will Allow Texas Energy Innovation and Dominance to Continue

April 10, 2019

AUSTIN – Today, President Trump will be in Houston – the Energy Capitol of the World – where he is expected to announce Executive Orders aimed at modernizing and clarifying regulations that will accelerate the construction of energy infrastructure in Texas and across the United States. Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement in anticipation of today’s announcement:


“Pipelines are the safest and most environmentally-friendly mode of energy transportation. Expanded pipeline infrastructure will reduce flaring, improve road safety and strengthen the Texas economy by providing hundreds of thousands of good jobs and billions of dollars in state and local tax revenues. Demand for Texas’ abundant and affordable supply of clean burning natural gas necessitates modernized infrastructure regulations so that Texas can continue to provide domestic energy security and global stability and make the air cleaner at home and around the world. Politically-motivated delays and pipeline bottlenecks in the Permian Basin and around the United States are hindering growth, so we appreciate the Administration’s work to bring clarity and certainty to the pipeline construction permitting process.”



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