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The Permian Basin – By the Numbers

Monday, July 16, 2018

  Texas is known for oil and natural gas, and thanks to the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Lone Star State isn’t just the top U.S. producer of these resources, but one of the top producers in the world. Just how big is the most prolific shale play?    

Gov. Greg Abbott: Corpus Christi Helps Texas Rank No. 1 for Business by CNBC

Friday, July 13, 2018

Texas Governor Greg Abbot | Corpus Christi Caller Times | July 10, 2018 The future looks bright in our coastal communities. While businesses are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, tourists are returning, retail sales are trending up and real estate sales are rebounding. A recent survey shows that business conditions are improving and business leaders are optimistic.

Texas is CNBC's Top State for Business in America This Year

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scott Cohn | CNBC | July 10, 2018 Riding the rising tide of energy prices—and the job growth that goes with it—Texas claims the top spot in CNBC’s 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings.

Why is a ‘Local’ Texas Activist Group Raising Money for DC Environmentalists?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | July 11, 2018 A Texas activist group under scrutiny for its connections to out-of-state environmental interests is now asking its supporters to donate to a D.C.-based organization known as the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). Portland Citizens United, the Texas group fundraising for EIP, is trying to stop construction of what would be the world’s largest ethane cracker north of Corpus Christi.

Methane Emissions from Venting and Flaring Are Lower than Previously Thought

Monday, July 09, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | July 9, 2018 In its waning months, the Obama administration finalized controversial regulations on methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. But a review of federal data by Texans for Natural Gas reveals how the Obama administration may have relied on inflated estimates of methane emissions to justify its rulemaking.

Thanks to Natural Gas, US CO2 Emissions Lowest Since 1985

Friday, July 06, 2018

Jude Clemente | RealClearEnergy | July 6, 2018 At 80 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), the U.S. just hit another record for dry natural gas production, a 46 percent increase since 2008 when the “shale gas revolution” started. The economic and energy security advantages are well known, but what has gotten less attention is how huge the environmental benefits of producing and using more natural gas have been.

The Texas Well That Started a Revolution

Friday, June 29, 2018

Russell Gold | Wall Street Journal | June 29, 2018 DISH, Texas—Twenty years ago this month, a well was drilled here that changed the world.

5 Reasons Why Texas Is a Major Player in the Global Gas Market

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | June 27, 2018 As the top natural gas producing state, Texas accounted for roughly 24 percent of total U.S. marketed natural gas production last year. Combined with favorable shipping access, seven of the nation’s 24 proposed or approved LNG export facilities, and some of the country’s largest natural gas reserves, the Lone Star State is rapidly becoming a major player in the global gas market. In fact, it already is. Here’s why.

USGS Finds Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas Holds 8.5 Billion Barrels of Oil

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment finds that Texas’ Eagle Ford Group contains 8.5 billion barrels of oil, 66 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas, and 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids (NGLs) of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources in continuous accumulations. This makes the Eagle Ford the second largest continuous oil play in the country, behind only the massive deposits found in the Permian basin.

Study: U.S. Natural Gas Production to Surge 60% In 20 Years

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jordan Blum | Houston Chronicle | June 20, 2018 The U.S. shale boom kicked off with natural gas a decade ago, and dry gas production is expected to keep surging by another 60 percent during the next 20 years, according to a new report Wednesday.

Energy Department Study: Exporting Natural Gas Improves the U.S. Economy

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | June 14, 2018 Additional exports of natural gas from the United States will boost the American economy, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy. The study, which was completed by NERA Economic Consulting at the request of DOE, finds that even improbable levels of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports would lead to economic growth.

U.S. Net Oil Imports Approaching Lowest Level Since 1959

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | June 13, 2018 Rising domestic crude oil production and increased exports are causing a significant drop in net crude oil and petroleum imports, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The new data are another piece of evidence that the shale revolution is making the United States more energy secure, while also strengthening the economy.

Report: How the Texas Shale Revolution is Spurring a Manufacturing Renaissance

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | June 6, 2018 A new report from Texans for Natural Gas highlights how shale development, made possible by advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has spurred massive new investments in Texas manufacturing, creating thousands of new jobs and injecting billions of dollars into Texas’ economy. 

You’ll Never Guess What the Most Prosperous City in the U.S. Is

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Rye Druzen | San Antonio Express-News | June 1, 2018 Some may think that the most prosperous cities in the U.S. would include Houston, Dallas or Austin. Not by a long shot.

The New Tech That Terrifies OPEC

Friday, June 01, 2018

Spencer Jakab | Wall Street Journal | June 1, 2018 U.S. shale oil drillers are boosting efficiency with giant pads and walking rigs, lowering prices to a point that could hurt exporters like Saudi Arabia.

Latest Data Undercut Obama-Era Methane Regulations for Federal Lands

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Steve Everley | Morning Consult | May 31, 2018 In the closing days of the Obama administration, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management enacted controversial methane regulations for oil and gas development on federal lands. BLM’s so-called venting and flaring rule sought to reduce emissions and increase royalties, all built on the assumption that large quantities of natural gas are wasted during oil and gas production.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Drop From U.S. Power Sector

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Daniel J. Graeber | UPI | May 29, 2018 Because of the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, a government report read.

Energy Dominance: That’s Our Story, Too

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Port Arthur News | May 29, 2018 Payton Keith, of Harris, Deville and Associates, told the Texas National Maritime Association banquet, held at Lamar State College Port Arthur, that U.S. energy prowess is pushing the U.S. to global dominance in energy production and trade, and there’s little ahead to slow that down. That’s great news in this energy-rich state.

Cheniere Moves Ahead With Corpus Christi LNG Expansion

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Julie Gordon | Reuters | May 22, 2018 Cheniere Energy Inc said on Tuesday it had approved the construction of a third liquefaction unit, known as a train, at its Corpus Christi export terminal in Texas, the first new liquefied natural gas project to go ahead in the United States since 2015.

Texas Project Expansions Mark LNG's 'Second Wave'

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jenny Mandel | E&E News | May 23, 2018 The developers of an under-construction liquefied natural gas terminal going up in Freeport, Texas, have applied to expand it to export more LNG, while another project expansion announced plans yesterday to move forward.

Center for Biological Diversity Misleads Texas Regulators with Ethane Cracker Comments

Monday, May 14, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | May 14, 2018 An Arizona-based environmental group recently submitted comments to Texas regulators in opposition to a new ethane cracker proposed for San Patricio County. The group claimed all of the comments came from Texas residents, but hundreds of them were signed by people outside the state, according to a review by Texans for Natural Gas.

Activists Using Misinformation and Big Green to Block Texas Manufacturing Facility

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | May 9, 2018 Texas may soon be home to the world’s largest ethane cracker, a plastics manufacturing facility that would employ thousands of people during construction. 

Even After Supreme Court Setback, Still a Way Forward for Constitution Pipeline

Friday, May 04, 2018

Erin Mundahl | Inside Sources | May 3, 2018 On Monday, the Supreme Court put another hurdle in front of the completion of the Constitution Pipeline, denying to hear an appeal of the case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. At the heart of the case is a decision by New York state environmental regulators to deny a permit under the Clean Water Act, although federal regulators had already approved the pipeline plan. The Court’s announcement means that pipeline supporters have run out of ways to contest this state decision. Even after their success, environmentalists are not yet announcing victory, though. Despite the setback, this is not the end of the Constitution Pipeline.

West Texas-Gulf Coast Crude Line Proceeds

Monday, April 30, 2018

Oil & Gas Journal | April 25, 2018 HOUSTON - Phillips 66 Partners will build the Gray Oak Pipeline to carry crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast and hold a second open season to gauge interest in a system expansion (OGJ Online, Dec. 13, 2017).

U.S. Crude Exports Are Soaring With Texas In The Driver’s Seat

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | April 26, 2018 Exports of crude oil from the United States hit a record 2.33 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending April 20, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Crude exports are up 1.18 million b/d from the same week last year.