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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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?
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
DISH, Texas—Twenty years ago this month, a well was drilled here that changed the world.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Some may think that the most prosperous cities in the U.S. would include Houston, Dallas or Austin. Not by a long shot.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more