Texans for Natural Gas (TNG) is a grassroots organization that gives a voice to those who support Texas oil and natural gas. We are proud of all that natural gas has done for our Texas communities and the significant benefits it brings to our state’s economy, schools, and neighborhoods.
Texans for Natural Gas has its roots in North Texas. In 2014, North Texans for Natural Gas (NTNG) launched as a collective voice for those who support oil and natural gas. Soon after launch, Texans from all across the state were joining us. By the end of 2016, we had over 300,000 members, with significant membership not just in North Texas, but also in the Permian Basin, the Panhandle, and the Eagle Ford and Gulf Coast regions. In 2017, we officially relaunched as Texans for Natural Gas to better reflect our growing base of supporters and our expanded mission.
There is a vocal opposition that uses the Internet to spread fear and misinformation about oil and natural gas. We proactively work to educate and advance the huge success that the natural gas revolution continues to be for Texas.
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Texas Oil And Natural Gas
As Texans we have a lot to be proud of when it comes to our energy resources. Oil and natural gas development directly employs over 400,000 Texans, and provides another 1.8 million indirect jobs. The industry also generates billions in tax revenue for our communities and schools – over $12 billion in taxes in 2017 alone!
The Lone Star State has led America’s energy revolution. Texas is the third largest producer of natural gas on the planet, behind only the United States and Russia. Texas currently provides about 25 percent of America’s natural gas. Texas is also one of the largest oil producers in the world. Among members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), only Saudi Arabia and Iraq produce more oil than the Lone Star State, thanks in large part to the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Eagle Ford in South Texas.