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 […]
“Texas pipeline companies are taking the necessary precautions to protect their industry employees and to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This includes incorporating work-at-home policies when possible and encouraging workers to follow the hygiene habits recommended by healthcare professionals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TPA and the industry are […]
The RRC has adopted new Chapter 8 Pipeline Safety Regulations. TPA filed written comments with suggested revisions to the proposed regulations. Read more here
Don Baldridge was reelected as Chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association on January 10, 2020. Read more here