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YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE

May 31, 2016

The Power in Cooperation Voter Resource Center contains helpful information, including early voting opportunities and poll locations.

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Public Policy

UNCERTAINTY: BUSINESS AS USUAL

May 25, 2016

Hrap provided a historical context for the current industry downturn; detailed the prospects for a recovery; and took the audience through the industry’s response and the role states can play to foster pragmatic regulations moving forward.

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Economic Benefit

MAP DEPICTS WORLD WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS

May 12, 2016

Have you ever wondered how the world would look without fossil fuels? While it may be tough to visualize, Go Compare has created a few maps to give you a clearer picture. The series of maps shows how the earth would look if fossil fuel energy, nuclear and/or renewable power sources were turned off, one by one. 

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Economic Benefit Energy Security

DYK: PETROLEUM PRODUCTS HELP SAVE LIVES

May 3, 2016

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about something made from petroleum? Pacemakers? Medications? Childproof pill cases? Probably not.

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Energy in Your Life

ENERGY MEETS EDUCATION IN TEXAS

April 25, 2016

April was a busy month for energy education in the Lone Star State. From hosting teacher workshops to inspiring students to explore oil and gas careers to recognizing extraordinary math teachers, our company’s efforts made an impact in schools across the state. 

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Community Giving Energy in Your Life Texas

WHEN RIGS DISAPPEAR, JOBS DO TOO

April 13, 2016

Bloomberg recently released a data visualization of the startling decrease in the number of active wells in the U.S. And, in fact, rig counts are at the lowest they’ve been in 75 years. While that may not seem like information that impacts your daily life, the reality is that each of these rigs supports dozens or even hundreds of jobs lost. And that’s not all.

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Economic Benefit

REGULATIONS THREATEN INDUSTRY AND ECONOMY

April 7, 2016

Our industry is highly regulated. These regulations ensure we operate in a safe, responsible manner to protect our employees, communities where we operate and the environment. However, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed a new rule to limit natural gas venting and flaring that could have the unintended effects of reducing production in our operating areas, thus preventing associated state revenues.

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Economic Benefit Public Policy

THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY HAS A BIG IMPACT IN TEXAS

March 24, 2016

It’s not a secret that Texas is America’s top oil and natural gas producing state. But what that means economically isn’t that well known. Recently released data from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) shows that the industry paid $13.8 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in fiscal year 2015.

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Economic Benefit Texas

PRODUCTS MADE FROM OIL AND NATURAL GAS CAN BE FOUND THROUGHOUT YOUR HOUSE. REALLY.

March 11, 2016

Even if you never get behind the wheel of an automobile, or set foot on public transportation, your daily life is touched by materials derived from oil and natural gas.

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Energy in Your Life
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