Week in Review: October 12, 2018

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Responding to a Misleading Narrative on Texas Oil Exports

Texans For Natural Gas | October 11, 2018

Fact check: Sensational, misleading media story that claims Permian Basin energy development is “threatening the planet” is chock full of inaccuracies, features debunked activist claims, and was co-authored by an organization funded by “Keep It In the Ground” supporters.

Energy development is unquestionably good for Texas. It provides jobs, billions of dollars in tax revenue, and it makes the United States more energy secure. The United States is now the world’s largest producer of oil, thanks in large part to places like the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale. As the largest natural gas producer in the country, Texas is also playing a key role in reducing air pollution: the United States leads the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and that’s primarily due to the increased use of clean-burning natural gas.

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Platts: U.S. Oil Exports Expected to Hit Nearly 4 Million Barrels a Day By 2020

Rye Druzin | Chron | October 9, 2018

U.S. crude oil exports are expected to hit nearly 4 million barrels a day by 2020.

The export volumes are expected to rise to 2.2 million barrels a day in 2019 and hit 3.9 million barrels a day by 2020, according to a new report by research firm S&P Global Platts.

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Fool Me Twice: Environmental Integrity Project Misleads the Public Again on Gulf Coast Air Emissions

Texans for Natural Gas | October 8, 2018

A new report from the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) grossly misrepresented emissions from petrochemical facilities along the Gulf Coast, according to an analysis of state and national emissions data by Texans for Natural Gas. The data show that EIP overstated emissions by tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), chiefly by relying on permitted levels of emissions rather than the actual levels.

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Week In Review: October 5, 2018

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Texas Oil Pipeline to Start in November, Easing Bottleneck

Collin Eaton | Reuters | September 21, 2018

Plains All American L.P. will begin operations on an expanded West Texas oil pipeline on Nov. 1, helping to ease a bottleneck that has weighed on Midland crude prices for months, it said in a regulatory filing.

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Amount of Net U.S. Natural Gas Exports Double in First Half of 2018

Rye Druzin | My San Antonio | October 1, 2018

The U.S. natural gas export balance in the first half of 2018 is more than double the rate of the first half of 2017.

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Astonishing Facts About Pipelines

Texans For Natural Gas | October 3, 2018

If oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of the Texas economy, pipelines are the critical veins and arteries that keep the Lone Star State's economy pumping.

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Week In Review: September 28, 2018

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American Energy Dominance Agenda Contributes to Record U.S. Oil Production

Ed Longanecker | Victoria Advocate | September 27, 2018

This month, the U.S. Interior Department unveiled final revisions to an Obama-era rule aimed at curbing methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations on federal lands. The Environmental Protection Agency also recently announced proposed improvements for the 2016 New Source Performance Standards designed to ease regulatory burdens on domestic energy producers by modifying the frequency for monitoring leaks at well sites and compressor stations and adopting other important technical corrections to the original NSPS rule.

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Crude Oil Top Petroleum Export From U.S. in First Half of 2018

Rye Druzin | My San Antonio | September 24, 2018

U.S. crude oil exports of nearly 1.8 million barrels a day were the top petroleum product export in the first half of 2018.

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Study: Methane in North Texas Groundwater Is Unrelated to Fracking

Texans For Natural Gas | September 25, 2018

For nearly a decade, anti-fracking groups have tried to link methane in North Texas groundwater supplies to Barnett Shale development. But a new peer-reviewed study has effectively debunked that claim.

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Bipartisan Support For LNG Export Certainty

Reps. Bill Johnson & Gene Green | September 6, 2018

The House of Representatives today will consider H.R. 4606, the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act, which provides that applications under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas will be granted without delay if they do not require an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Route Would Not Harm Environment: State Department

Timothy Gardner | Reuters | September 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for the project that has been pending for a decade.

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Week In Review: September 21, 2018

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Trump The Jobmaker: Trump Administration Pushes For Increased Liquefied Natural Gas Exports To Europe

Hank Berrien | The Daily Wire | August 29, 2018

The Trump Administration is working hard to increase exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe, thus creating more jobs and bringing foreign cash into the U.S.

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How A New Energy Facility In Port Arthur Could Export Security To Poland

Jeffrey Martin & Ted Cruz | Dallas Morning News | September 21, 2018

A year after weathering one of the costliest storms in American history, many residents of Port Arthur, Texas, are still picking up the pieces from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. The storm damaged nearly eight in 10 homes and businesses. More importantly, 68 precious lives were lost.

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How Oil Exports Benefit Texas Communities

Texans For Natural Gas | September 19, 2018

There’s little doubt that oil production provides significant economic benefits in Texas – from record low unemployment in the Permian Basin to generating billions of dollars in state and local tax revenue. But what may be less appreciated is how exports of crude oil are enhancing these benefits, all while helping to reduce our national trade deficit.

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If The U.S. Oil Industry Is To Continue To Grow, Exports Must Grow With It

David Blackmon | Forbes | August 30, 2018

Judging from the attendance at Wednesday's State of Energy event in Corpus Christi, things are going pretty strong in South Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale region. The discussions at the Luncheon event made clear that if the industry in Texas and nationally is to continue to grow, crude oil exports must grow along with it.

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U.S. Oil Exports Hit New Records

John Siciliano | Washington Examiner | September 7, 2018

U.S. oil exports reached new soaring heights in the first six months of 2018, with half of all exports going to Europe and Asia and India shoring up the rest, according to new data from the federal government.

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Week In Review: September 14, 2018

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10 Incredible Facts About American Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

Maxx Chatsko | The Motley Fool | September 9, 2018

The United States will be a net energy exporter no later than 2022. Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, will play a crucial role in the future of natural gas.

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America is Now the World's Largest Oil Producer

Matt Egan | CNN | September 12, 2018

Move over Russia and Saudi Arabia. America has reclaimed its throne atop the oil world.

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Expected Oil Boom Could Be Big for Small Communities

Phoebe Suy | My San Antonio | September 10, 2018

With offshore oil production on the verge of a comeback, small communities with strong industry ties like Sabine Pass are looking to benefit from a pending and hoped-for boom.

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Week In Review: September 7, 2018

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