TIPRO News Releases and Statements

TIPRO statement on 'WOTUS' repeal

On September 12, 2019, federal regulators announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army formally finalized a regulatory change that repeals the 2015 rule defining the "waters of the United States" under the Clean Wat...
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TIPRO Applauds EPA on Latest Proposal to Update Air Regulations for Oil and Natural Gas

Under a new regulatory proposal announced Thursday, August 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to roll-back burdensome air standards for the U.S. oil and natural gas industry, in a move expected to save the oil and natural gas in...
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TIPRO Mid-year Energy Report Highlights Record Oil and Gas Production, Continued Industry Employment Growth

A new report released Thursday, August 29, 2019, by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) shares insight into oil and gas production and employment trends over the first half of 2019. TIPRO’s 2019 Midyear Texas Ener...
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"What’s in A Name? A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"

By Allen Gilmer, co-founder of Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and immediate past chairman of TIPRO  For those in the oilpatch who know me, I’m not one to normally quote the Bard…William Shakespeare. But in perhaps his most famous play, Romeo and Jul...
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TIPRO commends President Trump for supporting American energy dominance and environmental protections

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) released the following statement on Monday, July 8 th after President Donald Trump provided remarks highlighting the nation’s leadership on environmental issues. The comments th...
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TIPRO statement on possible breakthrough for U.S.-China trade war

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) is encouraged to learn of progress between the United States and China to reach a truce over the trade war involving the two nations, although the organization still expresses c...
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“Texas expands protections for state's royalty owners”

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) In a win for Texas royalty owners, earlier this month Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law new protections designed to safeguard mineral ow...
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“Policymakers increasingly intolerant of criminal activity targeting critical infrastructure”

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) In recent years, we’ve watched as environmental activists have adopted more aggressive tactics designed to block the development of infrastructur...
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“Texas takes action to address transportation infrastructure woes”

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) After 140 days of intense work at the state capitol in Austin, the 86 th  Texas Legislature officially adjourned Sine Die on May 27, 2019. During...
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TIPRO lauds Trump Administration for lifting steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico

An outspoken critic of tariffs imposed against steel and aluminum products and the impact it has had to domestic producers of oil and natural gas, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) released the following stateme...
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TIPRO report looks at changing demographics of the Permian

While energy development in the Permian Basin continues to skyrocket, a new report by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) takes a closer look at population, education, workforce, and demographic trends across mult...
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New TIPRO analysis details Texas oil & gas workforce trends

Rising production of oil and natural gas in the Lone Star State is opening new doors for Texans seeking employment opportunities with energy companies. A new analysis released today by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association ...
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TIPRO Releases “State of Energy Report”

Texas Leads the Nation in Oil & Natural Gas Production, Employment Growth Austin, Texas - The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the fourth edition of its “State of Energy Report,” offering a detai...
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Texas Upstream Employment Trends Indicate a Shortage of Available Talent

As reported by TIPRO earlier this month, employment growth for the Texas upstream sector stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018 following many months of consecutive growth. A variety of factors contributed to the slowdown in hiring, including takeaway...
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TIPRO files comments with EPA on improvements to oil & natural gas air quality standards

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) filed comments this week with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlighting recommended improvements for the 2016 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil an...
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The Hill: "Steel quotas will turn the energy boom into a bust"

By Ed Longanecker, opinion contributor As the Trump administration prepares to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — one of its greatest accomplishments to date  — the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is reportedly considering replaci...
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“Energy Job Growth Threatened by Proposed USTR Steel Import Quotas”

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is reportedly considering replacing the current 25 percent tariffs on Mexican and Canadian ste...
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TIPRO Congratulates Cheniere Energy on Corpus Christi Facility Opening

Today Cheniere Energy announced the opening of its new Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal. The Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility is Cheniere’s second LNG export facility in the U.S. and the first LNG facility in the state o...
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Roads, Infrastructure, and Workforce Development Among Top Priorities for Oil and Gas Industry Next Session

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO)   The 86 th  Texas Legislature officially convenes on January 8, 2019, for another regular session. The Texas legislature, which meets every two ...
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“Energy-Minded Elected Officials a Must for Texas”

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) Candidates and political pundits often claim each election  is the most important one ever . While this has become something of a cliché in polit...
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