Cleaner Energy = Cleaner Air
Unmatched investments by this industry have positioned the United States as the global leader in energy and environmental progress. The United States continues to lead the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions – thanks to expanded use of natural gas in power generation.
Cleaner Energy = Cleaner Air
According to numbers released the Railroad Commission of Texas, the percentage of natural gas flared compared to the natural gas produced from oil and gas wells in Texas dropped from a high of 2.29% in June 2019 to 0.65% in May 2021. During the same period, the volume of gas flared decreased by approximately 73%.
Flaring is Decreasing
Texas has one of the lowest flaring rates of large oil and gas producing states in the country. According to the Railroad Commission, the statewide flaring rate in Texas fell to a record low- level of 0.2% in October. The industry has a stated goal of eliminating routine flaring by 2030, with some operators having achieved that goal already.
Natural gas flared
The average percentage of natural gas flared has remained below 2% statewide since October 2019, making Texas one of the lowest in flaring rates among all large producing states in the nation.
Methane emissions are down dramatically, even as oil and natural gas production increases. Methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin has declined almost 70% since 2011, as oil and gas production rose over 320%.
Methane emissions rates
Methane emissions rates were down nearly 70 percent in five of the nation’s largest oil and natural gas producing regions between 2011 and 2019, according to data from EPA and EIA.
ICYMI: RRC Data Shows Dramatic Decline in Flaring in Texas - TXOGA
RRC Data Shows Continued Decline in Flaring in Texas
Recent innovation, investments and commitments (up/mid/downstream)
The oil and natural gas industry is the nation’s leading investor in pioneering emission-reducing technologies and, as a result, Americans are breathing the cleanest air in decades and the U.S. leads the world in reducing energy-related carbon dioxide emissions
Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition Announces Goal of Ending Routine Flaring by 2030
Texas’s oil and natural gas industry directly and indirectly supported over 2.5 million total jobs across the state’s economy in 2019. Texas ranked as the state with the highest share of total economic contributions by the oil and natural gas industry, generating $411.6 billion toward the state’s gross domestic product – including $251.2 billion added to total labor income.
“Texans understand the essential nature of oil and natural gas and this analysis confirms the indispensable role the industry plays in providing jobs and investment that benefits every community and all Texans,” said TXOGA President Todd Staples. “As the leaders in domestic energy production, our member companies’ efforts ensure reliable products are available to power modern America and serve as the underlying foundation of Texas public school, university and public infrastructure funding.”
Texans understand the essential nature of oil and natural gas and this analysis confirms the indispensable role the industry plays in providing jobs and investment that benefits every community and all Texans. As the leaders in domestic energy production, our member companies’ efforts ensure reliable products are available to power modern America and serve as the underlying foundation of Texas public school, university and public infrastructure funding.
The oil and natural gas industry—in Texas in particular—is critical to economic revitalization and opportunities for job creation. According to the findings, in 2019, the industry directly and indirectly.
The Texas oil and natural gas industry is driving economic and environmental progress in the United States and beyond. The industry pays billions of dollars in state and local taxes and state royalties that directly fund our schools, roads, first responders and essential services.
1000+ Texans, 50 Partner Organizations Convene Virtually for Texas Energy Day @ the Capitol
Economic Benefits (revenue/% of state economy)
State’s growing dependence on industry’s natural gas production/Infrastructure
ESSENTIAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Increased Production and Infrastructure Creates Jobs and Security
The increase in production of oil and natural gas has allowed the U.S. to expand and improve infrastructure across the nation. Building this network has brought jobs, security, and innovations in technology to the U.S. for the economy’s benefit.
Energy Infrastructure is Reliable
Expanding energy infrastructure, including pipelines, tanks and terminals, is the best way to increase energy reliability and security and to protect our fuel supply in the event of a natural disaster.
Pipelines Are Safe, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs
Pipelines are the main method of transportation for natural gas and fuel in Texas. They are also the safest method of transportation, delivering product without incident over 99.99% of the time. Pipelines help provide affordable and reliable energy to millions of families across the state and the nation, and pipeline maintenance, repair, and buildout supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Texas and millions across the U.S. Pipelines also work to protect our environment and health by reducing pollution associated with other methods of fuel transportation.
U.S. Energy Leadership
Improving our energy infrastructure is essential to delivering the economic, security, and environmental benefits of U.S. energy leadership to communities across the country and around the world.