Reports & Studies

The Greatest Story Never Told: Technology, Innovation, and American Oil & Gas

Technological advances in the oilfield are helping the United States reach new heights in oil and gas production, improving American energy security and driving growth in energy exports.

Energy Security Study

Texas is leading America toward an unprecedented level of oil and natural gas production and energy security.

Natural Gas Development Saves Texas Water

Water used in energy development amounts to a little more than one percent of all water used in Texas. Water used for fracking specifically amounts to only about 0.5 percent.

Messing With Texas

Many of the environmental groups most active in Texas are also part of the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign, an extreme and fringe movement to ban the use of all fossil fuels.

Fracking Funds Texas Schools

In Texas, oil and natural gas production is not only fueling jobs and the economy, but is also a significant contributor to the state’s education system. Simply put, energy production has helped make Texas public schools and universities some of the best funded in the nation.

Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities in Texas

Natural gas is rapidly becoming the dominant fuel source globally. Spurred by massive production growth thanks to innovations such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling, the United States recently overtook Russia as the world’s largest natural gas producer.

Texas Pipelines: Keeping The Economy Pumping

If oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of the Texas economy, the almost 440,000 miles of pipelines are the critical veins and arteries that keep the Lone Star State's economy pumping.

Protecting Endangered Species In Texas

The Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale are among the most prolific oil and natural gas producing regions in the country, yet these regions are under threat from restrictions related to a federal law known as the Endangered Species Act.

An Energy Revolution: 35 Years Of Fracking In The Barnett Shale

The current United States energy revolution first began in North Texas 35 years ago, with the Barnett Shale being the birthplace of modern-day fracking.

Revolution to Renaissance

Texas' shale revolution has stimulated a revival in the manufacturing sector, helping to create thousands of jobs and injecting billions of dollars into the Texas economy.

The Eagle Ford Shale

Rich in both natural gas and oil, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas has become one of the most prolific shale plays in the United States.