How Natural Gas Helps Our Environment

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Did you know that natural gas, which has become more abundant thanks to fracking, helps our environment? Check out this list to find out how, and don't forget to click "tweet this" to share your favorite facts!

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Weekly Update: April 19, 2019

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Weekly Update: April 12, 2019

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Trump Signs Executive Orders In Push To Make It Easier To Build Oil And Gas Pipelines

Cat Schuknecht | NPR | April 11, 2019

President Trump stood in front of an audience of operating engineers in Crosby, Texas, on Wednesday and promised to make it easier for them to lay pipe.

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Pipeline Executive Order Supports Critical Component of Texas Economy

Steve Everley | Texans for Natural Gas

Following President Trump’s announcement of an executive order that would improve the development of energy infrastructure, Texans for Natural Gas spokesman Steve Everley issued the following statement:

 

“By facilitating the development of vital energy infrastructure, President Trump’s executive order will help to strengthen the Texas economy and further improve Texas consumers’ access to the energy resources they depend on. Importantly, this order will ensure Texas pipelines continue to provide thousands of jobs, improve energy reliability and generate millions of dollars in state and local revenue that goes to help fund Texas schools, hospitals and public safety services.

 

For too long, activists have held consumers hostage to their radical agenda by blocking critical pipeline infrastructure, raising energy costs and preventing employment growth in the process. The President’s order is an attempt to tilt the scales back in favor of working families.”

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Permian Basin Overtakes Saudi’s Ghawar as World’s Top Producing Oilfield

Texans for Natural Gas

New data released by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, estimates the country’s Ghawar oilfield has a production capacity that is 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) less than what is currently being produced in West Texas’ Permian Basin. By surpassing the Ghawar, thought to be the world’s most prolific, the Permian has now solidified its position as the largest oil producing region in the world – with even more production growth expected. 

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Weekly Update: April 4, 2019

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Booming Energy Industry is Helping Keep Texas Strong

Steve Everley | The Galveston County Daily News | April 1, 2019

In response to the guest column by Priscilla Villa (“Texas should put communities first,” The Daily News, March 27): Texas has been experiencing record levels of oil and natural gas production, spurred by advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. This boom has reduced energy prices for consumers, lessened our dependence on imported oil, and enhanced our state’s long-time status as a petroleum exporter.

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Port of Corpus Christi Moves Forward With Lease to Build Crude Oil Terminal on Harbor Island

Tim Acosta | Corpus Christi Caller Times | March 28, 2019

The Port of Corpus Christi is moving forward with its multibillion-dollar crude oil storage terminal on Harbor Island in Port Aransas.

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Week In Review: March 29, 2019

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Now Complete, After Years of Controversy

Tristan Baurick | The Times-Picayune | March 27, 2019

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is now complete and slated to begin transporting oil between Texas and St. James Parish next week, the companies that own the controversial project have announced.

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Texans for Natural Gas Comments on Green New Deal Ahead of Senate Floor Vote

Steve Everley | Texans for Natural Gas

In advance of a Senate floor vote on the Green New Deal today in Washington, DC, Texans for Natural Gas spokesman Steve Everley issued the following statement:

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Study: New Pipeline Investment Critical for Texas Economy

Texans for Natural Gas

Texas infrastructure investment is forecast to average $38 billion annually from 2019 to 2048, according to a new IHS Markit study released by the Coalition for Critical Infrastructure (CCI). The study, entitled  “Critical Infrastructure for Texas Growth,” finds that oil and natural gas production growth, particularly in the Permian Basin, will also drive investment in critical pipeline infrastructure.

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Week In Review: March 22, 2019

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Texas Oil Boom: “The Biggest Income Opportunity in America”

Robert Baillieul | Income Investors | March 14, 2019

McMullen County used to be a sleepy rural town just a few short years ago. But thanks to a recent Texas oil boom, the community has become the richest in the country.

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Texas’ oil success relies on better ports

Matt Gallagher | Houston Chronicle | March 13, 2019

If you travel along the Texas Gulf Coast today, look closely and you will take in a scene that would have seemed near impossible a decade ago - more domestic oil loaded onto ships for export than international oil being imported. This turn of events ultimately means greater energy security for the United States, but there is still work to be done.

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TIPRO Analysis Details Texas Oil & Gas Workforce Trends

World Oil | March 19, 2019

Rising production of oil and natural gas in the Lone Star State is opening new doors for Texans seeking employment opportunities with energy companies. A new analysis released today by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) indicates the Texas oil and natural gas industry had approximately 90,700 job postings so far this year during the months of January and February, of which 15,375 job listings were unique. Employment opportunities for the state’s oil and gas industry have been most concentrated in the cities of Houston and Midland, which are central to much of the energy activity and business engagements for the Texas oil and gas industry. 

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Week in Review: March 15, 2019

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Abbott Pans Green New Deal, Praises Texas Oil and Gas Industry

Jonathan Tilove | Austin-American Statesman | February 27, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott told a convention of Texas oil and gas producers Wednesday not to worry about Democrats’ Green New Deal, an ambitious agenda to combat climate change that the governor said is so far out and far left that it will only ensure Republican political dominance.

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Week In Review: March 8, 2019

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Oil & Gas Group Launches Webpage to Track Permian Basin Pipeline Projects

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle | March 6, 2019

A group funded by the oil and natural gas industry has launched a new webpage to track the progress of 13 Permian Basin to Gulf Coast pipeline projects under construction.

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New Pipeline Capacity Dwarfs Flared Gas Volumes in the Permian

Steve Everley | Midland Reporter-Telegram | March 4, 2019

The proposed pipeline capacity expected to come online in the Permian Basin over the next three years is vastly greater than the estimated volumes of flared gas, according to a Texans for Natural Gas analysis.

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Oil and Gas Pipelines To Connect Permian Basin with Gulf Coast Clears Federal Hurdle

Adrian C. Hedden | Albuquerque Journal | February 26, 2019

A pair of pipelines intended to carry crude oil and natural gas liquids from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast for export cleared a federal hurdle this month, receiving a nationwide permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Just 15% Of The Oil and Gas Workforce Is Female—These Women Want To Change That

Jane Wells | CNBC | Jan 4, 2019

Yes, oil prices go up and down — lately mostly down — but the "Help Wanted" sign is out. There's a generation of workers nearing retirement, and the pipeline of talent needs filling.

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Texas Oil And Gas Industry Pays $38 Million A DAY To Fund Schools, Roads, First Responders

Hank Berrien | The Daily Wire | February 18, 2019

For those who consistently accuse the fossil fuels industry of being greedy and selfish, here’s a statistic for you: in fiscal year 2018, the Texas oil and natural gas industry paid over $14 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties, a staggering $38 million each day to fund schools, roads, universities and first responders.

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