TIPRO News Releases and Statements

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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TIPRO Supports Legislation that Affirms State Regulatory Oversight of Oil and Natural Gas Development

  Austin, TX – Today leaders of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) testified in favor of House Bill 40, a legislative measure that would assert the state's exclusive jurisdiction over oil and natural gas dev...
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TIPRO Applauds Texas Governor for Commitment to State Transportation and Infrastructure Needs

Austin, TX – During his State of the State address, Governor Greg Abbott today announced a continued commitment to providing funding for road repair, maintenance, and infrastructure investments in Texas. Under the Governor’s new budget proposal, $4 b...
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TIPRO Supports New Funding Measure for Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Austin, TX – Today Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senator Robert Nichols held a joint press conference announcing a proposed funding measure for transportation infrastructure maintenance and investment. The proposal would specifically dedicate v...
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84TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS ON TUESDAY

  On Tuesday, January 13, the 84 th Texas Legislature convened, kicking off the start of the regular legislative session. As part of the day's activities, elected legislators took the oath of office. The Texas House of Representatives also re‐ e...
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U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Employment Increases 3.4% in First Half of 2014

More Than 84,000 Oil and Gas Jobs Added Over 18 Months   Austin, TX – The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the third installment of the organization's 2014 State of Energy Report Series, providi...
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TIPRO Announces Winners of 2014 Texas Top Producers Awards Oil and Gas Industry Executives Honored at 3rd Annual Gala

Austin, TX – The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) is pleased to announce the finalists and winners of the 2014 Texas Top Producers awards. Altogether, eighty-eight finalists were honored at the Petroleum Club of Ho...
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TIPRO Releases Second Annual “State of Energy Report”

Texas Continues to Lead the Country in Oil & Natural Gas Employment and Production   Austin, Texas - The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released its second annual "State of Energy Report," offering...
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