Reports & Studies

Texas Grid Security: Natural Gas Critical for Reliability with Increasing Electricity Demand

Growth in new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and data centers, coupled with increasing populations and the electrification of industries, has driven up electricity demand in Texas with no signs of slowing down. In fact, electricity demand in Texas is expected to grow to 152 gigawatts by 2030, representing a historic 78 percent increase from current levels. Thankfully, natural gas is positioned to support the state’s energy needs for decades to come.

Permian Basin Producers: Charting A Cleaner Energy Future 2023

From 2011 to 2022, methane intensity in the Permian Basin fell by nearly 85 percent despite production having increased by more than 416 percent. In fact, 2022 was a stand-out year for record production with the Permian producing nearly 5.4 million barrels of oil and 21.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas on average every day. From 2021 to 2022, methane intensity in the Permian fell by more than 29 percent.

Carbon Capture & Storage: The Path To Cleaner Energy And Prosperity For Texas

Carbon capture and storage, commonly referred to as CCS, is a process that captures and safely stores carbon dioxide (CO2) as a method to reduce carbon emissions. Large point sources, including power generation and industrial facilities, are good candidates for CCS technology.

Permian Basin Producers: Charting A Cleaner Energy Future

From 2011 to 2021, methane intensity in the Permian Basin has fallen more than 76 percent, even as production increased over 345 percent in that same period, according to an analysis by Texans for Natural Gas, a project of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. Between 2020 and 2021, methane intensity in the Permian fell by almost 20 percent. 

Delivering Energy Security: Texas LNG Is Helping Keep Europe's Lights On

The rapid increase in global energy demand following sharp declines in 2020 from COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine made the end of 2021 and 2022 a tumultuous time for energy across the globe, especially in Europe. Skyrocketing oil, natural gas and electricity prices and a need to swiftly diversify from Russian supplies led to Europeans looking to the United States – and Texas – for assistance as the continent has rethought how they procure and provide energy. 

One Year Later: How Natural Gas Saved Texas During Winter Storm Uri, and How Texas Prepared for The Next Big Storm

While natural gas prevented a bad situation from becoming worse in 2021, the challenges that impacted the Texas energy system were varied and diverse. From widespread power losses to frozen infrastructure and impassable roads, the end result was 4.5 million Texans without power and oil and gas operators who could not operate at maximum capacity. In addition to the millions of dollars operators spend on weatherization efforts, Texas legislators passed a series of new laws and regulations to protect the energy grid from the impact of future storms. From new weatherization standards to processes that designate critical infrastructure, operators have quickly adapted to these new reforms and continue to make proactive investments of their own. In February 2022, Texas passed its first real test since Winter Storm Uri when energy demand soared, and energy producers delivered.

Texas LNG: Poised to Meet the World’s Energy & Climate Needs

LNG is the key to a sustainable and reliable global energy future. LNG will reduce air pollution in India, power ever-growing cities like Beijing and will keep the lights on in developing regions across the world. Texas opens the door to these possibilities, producing natural gas at record-breaking rates and delivering it across the globe through the LNG export terminals spanning its coast. Texas LNG: Poised to Meet the World’s Energy and Climate Needs, explains how the natural gas produced in Texas is being used to transform global energy markets, increasing reliability and energy access, while helping to reduce global emissions. In addition, it provides a primer on what LNG is and how it’s regulated, LNG’s history in the United States and a break-down of the current market and future of U.S. LNG, particularly along the Gulf Coast and in Texas.

Permian Basin Producers: Charting A Cleaner Energy Future

Methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin has declined almost 70 percent since 2011, as oil and gas production rose over 320 percent, according to an analysis by Texans for Natural Gas (TNG), a project of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).


In February 2021, a winter storm swept across Texas, blanketing the state with snow and ice and sending temperatures plunging into the single digits. The storm triggered record electricity and energy demand. Due to this demand, nearly every energy source the state relies upon for electricity generation was at capacity. But a close analysis of publicly available data shows that natural gas supported the state’s energy needs at a critical time.

Infographic: Flaring Progress in the Permian - Leading the World

Methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin has declined over 70 percent the past eight years as oil production more than tripled over the same period, according to an analysis by Texans for Natural Gas (TNG), a project of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).  

Pathway for Progress: Natural Gas and Addressing Energy Poverty

Energy poverty is a hidden weight dragging families across the United States further into poverty and forcing unimaginable choices upon them. Vulnerable communities suffer from high energy bills, at times driven higher by limited access to affordable energy sources like natural gas. 

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.