Targa, NextEra, Marathon Team Up For Permian Gas Pipeline

Jordan Blum | Houston Chronicle | August 3, 2018

Houston pipeline firm Targa Resources said it is teaming up with a bevy of partners to build a 600-mile natural gas pipeline system from West Texas' Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi and Houston regions.

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Diamondback Signs On As Pipeline Strategic Partner

Mella McEwen | MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram | August 4, 2018

Permian Basin crude and natural gas production growth is so strong, it's outpacing pipeline projects that have yet to be fully designed, much less built.

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Oil Is Booming Again In Texas And The Benefits Could Be Vast

Dallas Morning News Editorial | August 9, 2018

Texas is producing more oil than ever this year, and experts think the volume will grow so much over the next few years, we will soon surpass the production of several OPEC countries.

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Hundreds Line Up For Gushing West Texas Oil Jobs

Liz Hampton | Reuters | August 3, 2018

Job fairs are stocked with people hungry for better opportunities, but inside the MCM Grande Hotel in Odessa, Texas, oil services giant Halliburton is the one doing the wooing.

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4 Permian Basin Counties Each Have 50 Drilling Rigs or More

Kirsten Geddes | KTRE | August 3, 2018

The oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin continues to grow as more and more drilling rigs pop up.

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Bigger Oil Pipelines Are Coming to West Texas to Ease Bottleneck

Rebecca Elliot | Wall Street Journal | July 30, 2018

Drillers are pumping so much oil and gas that pipelines considered more than adequate just a few years ago now are overwhelmed.

Epic Midstream Holdings LP said last year it would build its first oil pipeline in America’s most active oil field. It won’t be finished until next year, but already Epic Midstream is considering making it bigger.

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The Ten Most Texas Things Ever

Texans For Natural Gas | July 25, 2018

If you're not already proud to be a Texan, these ten things sure will make you proud! These are in no particular order, because they're equally important to the Lone Star State!

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Texas to Pass Iraq and Iran as World’s No. 3 Oil Powerhouse

CNN Money via WBAP | July 17, 2018

Don’t mess with Texas. It’s a global oil superpower. 

The shale oil boom has brought a gold rush mentality to the Lone Star State, which is home to not one but two massive oilfields.

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How Green Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Policies Would Destroy the Texas Economy

Steve Everley | Omar Garcia | Texans for Natural Gas | July 19, 2018

This week, San Francisco billionaire and activist Tom Steyer held a town hall in San Antonio, part of his extreme campaign to impeach President Trump. But Steyer is better known for another fringe effort: he has spent millions of dollars bankrolling the “Keep it in the Ground” movement to ban oil and natural gas production.  

As founder of NextGen Climate, Steyer launched a crusade against affordable energy, trying (unsuccessfully) to implement bans on fracking and indeed all fossil fuels.

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The Permian Basin – By the Numbers


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?



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

Texas Governor Greg Abbott | 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Methane Emissions from Venting and Flaring Are Lower than Previously Thought

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 rule-making.

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Thanks to Natural Gas, US CO2 Emissions Lowest Since 1985

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.

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The Texas Well That Started a Revolution

Russell Gold | Wall Street Journal | June 29, 2018

DISH, Texas—Twenty years ago this month, a well was drilled here that changed the world.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Texans for Natural Gas | June 6, 2018

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. 

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

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.

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The New Tech That Terrifies OPEC

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.

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Latest Data Undercut Obama-Era Methane Regulations for Federal Lands

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.

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