TIPRO News Releases and Statements

TIPRO Praises Governor Greg Abbott for Signing House Bill 1818, Texas Railroad Commission Sunset Legislation

Austin, Texas – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, May 22, signed House Bill 1818, extending the Texas Railroad Commission for another 12 years. The following is a statement from Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & R...
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TIPRO Applauds Texas State Senate for Passing House Bill 1818

Texas Railroad Commission Sunset Bill Provides Regulatory Certainty for Oil & Gas Development and Support for State Economy Austin, Texas – Today, the Texas State Senate approved passage of House Bill 1818 with a vote of 29-2. After failing to pa...
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TIPRO Applauds EPA’s Decision to Withdraw Information Collection Request

Austin, Texas – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday, March 2, 2017, that it will withdraw its request for oil and natural gas operators to provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operati...
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TIPRO testifies before legislative committee on impact of EPA regulations

Austin, Texas – Today, Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), testified before the Texas Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development on the excessive regulatory over...
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TIPRO Statement on New Earthworks Study

Austin, Texas – Below is a statement from TIPRO President Ed Longanecker on the latest oil and gas report just released by environmental organization Earthworks entitled "Gasping for Breath": The latest installment from Earthworks once again ignores ...
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Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative Unveiled by Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick

New regulatory initiative seeks to improve agency efficiencies and reduce administrative burden on the oil and gas industry while ensuring the Railroad Commission continues to protect the public and environment Austin, Texas – Today, during an open c...
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Haynes and Boone Files Motion to Intervene in EPA Lawsuit On Behalf of Texas Oil & Gas Industry Group, TIPRO

Lawyers with Haynes and Boone, LLP representing the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) have filed a motion in a Washington, D.C. federal court seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought by a group of environmental org...
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TIPRO Statement on New Seismicity Study

Austin, Texas – This week, a study published by faculty at the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University reports that earthquakes caused by human activity have been occurring in Texas since the 1920s. The study claims a connection between...
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TIPRO Statement on New EPA Regulations for the Oil & Gas Sector

Austin, Texas – Today the Obama administration issued a final rule to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade. Officials have estimated the comprehensive regulation would cost the industry about $530...
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TIPRO Celebrates 70 Years of Oil & Natural Gas Advocacy

TIPRO Convention to Host Prominent Legislative and Industry Leaders Austin, Texas - The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), the leading voice of independent producers and royalty owners in Texas, is celebrating 70 ye...
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U.S. House passes resolution to lift crude oil export ban

Austin, Texas – The following is a statement that can be attributed to Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) : Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 702, which would repeal...
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TIPRO joins Congressman Henry Cuellar for energy roundtable in Laredo

Austin, Texas – Today U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) hosted a roundtable discussion in Laredo, Texas, involving oil and gas leaders, elected officials and agency administrators from both Mexico and the United States. The intent of the meeting ...
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TIPRO Statement on Environment Texas Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Austin, Texas – The following is a statement that can be attributed to Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), regarding the report released on Tuesday by Environment Texas and Frontier Group: The la...
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Texas Legislature Passes Resolution in Support of Crude Exports

​Austin, Texas – Today the Texas Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 13, which urges the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.  "We applaud the initiative of the Texas Legislature to prompt Congress to repeal the nation'...
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Texas Governor Signs Oil and Natural Gas Pre-emption Bill Into Law

Austin, Texas – Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott officially signed legislation, House Bill 40, that affirms the state’s exclusive jurisdiction over oil and natural gas development. The new law, which takes effect immediately, also outlines and clarif...
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House Bill 40 Passes Texas Senate, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Austin, Texas – Today the Texas Senate approved passage of House Bill 40 with a vote of 24 to 7. House Bill 40 affirms the state’s exclusive jurisdiction over oil and natural gas development in Texas. The bill also preserves the ability of municipali...
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Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee Passes House Bill 40

Legislation Affirms State's Exclusive Jurisdiction of Oil & Natural Gas Development Austin, TX – Today the Texas Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee voted in favor of House Bill 40 (HB 40), a legislative measure that aff...
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TIPRO Endorses Texas House of Representatives Tax Relief Plan

 Austin, TX – Today the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) announces its official endorsement of the Texas House relief tax plan. Specifically, House Bills 31 and 32 would provide a permanent tax cut that over t...
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TIPRO Applauds Texas House of Representatives for Passing House Bill 40

 Legislation Affirms State's Exclusive Jurisdiction of Oil & Natural Gas Development Austin, TX – Today the Texas House of Representatives officially approved passage of House Bill 40, a legislative measure that affirms the state's exclusive...
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TIPRO Applauds Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee for Passing Senate Bill 1165

Austin, TX – Today members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development voted to approve Senate Bill 1165, a legislative measure that would assert the state's exclusive jurisdiction over oil and natural gas development in T...
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