Week In Review: May 24, 2019
Fri, May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019
Politicians often support tariffs with the misguided belief that they are protecting the American economy and reducing our trade deficit. In reality, tariffs are a cap on our economic potential, and nowhere is that more apparent than in America’s rise as an energy superpower.
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 United States is now the global leader in oil and natural gas development, due in large part to the Permian Basin. Since 2011, oil and gas production in the Permian Basin has increased by 125 percent. Earlier this year, we discovered the Permian Basin is actually the highest producing oilfield in the world.
We honor and remember all who served for the United States.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thank you with all our hearts.
In Case You Missed It
If oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of the Texas economy, pipelines are the critical veins and arteries that keep the Lone Star State's economy pumping.
There are quite a few new pipeline projects in the Permian Basin! Learn more here: https://www.permian.texansfornaturalgas.com/permian-pipelines