SB 3 creates a new regulatory structure in response to Winter Storm Uri that mandates the creation of new entities, such as the Texas Energy Reliability Council and the Texas Electricity Supply Chain Security and Mapping Committee. TPA is working closely with state agencies to submit comments on the proposed rules to ensure the safe, […]
Emissions are falling; learn why in the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition’s inaugural Methane & Emissions Report. Read more here
In June, the 87th Texas Legislature passed sweeping new legislation that will help avert some of the deadly power outages that Texans had to endure as a result of Winter Storm Uri in February. Texas pipeline companies are now working diligently with the RRC, the PUCT and all stakeholders to enact the mandates of SB […]
Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, spent years negotiating with industry groups to get new regulations placed on the chemical industry after the ITC fire in 2019. The bill passed both chambers, but small changes need to be ironed out before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. Read more here
Shay Bluntzer elected Chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association on January 8, 2021. Read more here.
Jennifer Coffee has joined TPA as Legislative Director & General Counsel. Read more here
Through ongoing operations and construction in 2019 alone, the Texas oil and gas pipeline industry provided more than $48.6 billion in economic impact, supported more than 238,000 high-paying jobs, contributed an additional $29.3 billion in additional gross state product, and injected more than $2.7 billion in state and local government revenues, according to a newly […]
TPA opposes the request to suddenly begin restricting the crude oil supply in Texas, instead of allowing the market to correct the supply imbalance, as it will do. Read more here….
An alliance of Texas oil and natural gas trade associations, along with nearly 40 Texas energy companies, today announced they have formed a coalition to work together on environmental progress. Focused on industry-led solutions to minimize flaring and methane emissions, the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) will collectively identify and promote operational and […]
“In the guidance it has issued specifically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – which is a department of Homeland Security – has advised that the energy industry is part of the critical infrastructure workforce, including pipelines and related facilities. Workers who are needed to keep the supplies […]