Week In Review: August 31, 2018

Fri, August 31, 2018


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August 31, 2018

Energy Briefing 

Oil Output in Texas v. Venezuela, 1994-2018

Remarkably, just the oil production coming out of the Permian Basin region in West Texas has exceeded Venezuela’s entire output in every month since January of last year. 

One major economic lesson from the huge contrast displayed in the chart above is the dramatic success of energy production in a capitalist country like the US that is fueled by innovation and advances in drilling technologies and characterized by private firms drilling for oil on private property with the latest cutting-edge technologies. That’s in stark contrast to the dramatic failure of energy production in socialist Venezuela

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The Oil Export Boom

Houston-Galveston exports exceed imports for the first time.

When George W. Bush signed legislation in 2007 to subsidize and mandate the production of biofuels, he cited the urgent need to liberate America from “long-term” dependence on “oil from foreign lands.” Turns out there was an easier, much less expensive way: drill, baby, drill.


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Support Proactive Conservation and End Endangered Species Act Abuse

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What Fuels Texas

Oil & Natural Gas Fund 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.

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In Case You Missed It

Oil and natural gas development generated over $1.1 billion in tax revenue for Texas public schools in 2017. This funding helps schools buy new learning supplies so kids like Allison can achieve their goals!


Oil & natural gas powered Texas’ return to the no. 1 spot for business!


If you’re out on the water this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to thank the oil and gas industry!