Week In Review: May 17, 2019
Fri, May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
A new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) misleads the public on emissions from oil and gas development in the Permian Basin, claiming “harmful” levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) based on a limited reading of air quality events. The report also mischaracterizes operations from oil and gas facilities as “illegal air pollution,” even though such events are codified in Texas law, and operators must submit details on those events to state regulators.
The new buzzword in the energy industry is "geopolitics." The role of America’s oil and natural gas companies has never been more consequential in shaping the global political order. If history is a good signpost, the change being driven by our nation’s energy industry will have a significant worldwide impact on technologies and policies that will last for decades.
The history of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, dates all the way back to 1947. But what is fracking, and how does it work? Here we'll answer some of the basic questions about fracking and debunk some of the more common myths.
To continue the Texas energy boom, we need to invest in our state's infrastructure, including our roads. Take action today to Make Texas Roads Safer!
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Here's a fact that you might not know about Texas oil and gas: The first oilfield refinery in Texas opened over 100 years ago. We're so proud of the long history of Texas oil and gas!