TIPRO News Releases and Statements

Texas Legislature Honors TIPRO on Association's 75th Anniversary

Austin, Texas – Before the 87th Texas Legislature adjourned Sine Die on Monday, May 31, lawmakers passed House Resolution 1311, filed by state Representative Charles "Doc" Anderson, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Texas Independent Producer...
Read more

TIPRO Opposes Bill to Eliminate Percentage Depletion and Intangible Drilling Costs Tax Deductions

Austin, Texas – Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance will consider the  Clean Energy for America Act , comprehensive climate legislation that would adversely impact independent producers, mineral owners and our nation’s energy security. The bil...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on Senate Bill 3

Austin, Texas – Senate Bill 3, the omnibus Winter Storm Uri legislation, passed out of the Texas House of Representatives this morning with overwhelming support. The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) strongly suppor...
Read more

Five Facts About Texas Oil and Gas: TNG's Response to IEA's Net Zero Pathway

Austin, Texas – The International Energy Agency (IEA) issued a report this week calling for no new investment in fossil fuel supply and provided a roadmap for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Texans for Natural Gas (TNG), an education campaign ma...
Read more

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Legislation Supporting Natural Gas

Austin, Texas – Today, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott signed legislation that will preserve the right of Texans to have access to energy choices, including natural gas. House Bill 17 amends the Utilities Code to prevent Texas cities and towns from ban...
Read more

TIPRO Applauds House Passage of House Joint Resolution 82

Austin, Texas –The Texas House of Representatives this week voted overwhelmingly to approve House Joint Resolution 82, legislation that through a constitutional amendment would create the "Generate Recurring Oil Wealth for Texas Fund" or "GROW" fund ...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on House Bill 1820

Austin, Texas – Late last evening, House Bill 1820 failed to pass out of the Texas House of Representatives before a key deadline. The bill relates to the regulation, monitoring, and enforcement of matters under the jurisdiction of the Texas Commissi...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on Passage of Legislation to Prevent Energy Discrimination

Austin, Texas – Today members of the Texas House of Representatives voted to approve Senate Bill 13, which seeks to prohibit companies that divest from, boycott or sanction the fossil fuel industry from doing business with the state of Texas. The Tex...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation Supporting Natural Gas

Austin, Texas – Today members of the Texas Senate voted to approve legislation that will preserve the right of Texans to have access to energy choices including natural gas. House Bill 17, authored by state Representative Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont), a...
Read more

Oil and Gas Industry Continues to Build on Environmental Progress, While Supporting Economic Recovery and Increasing Energy Security

Austin, Texas – Initially introduced in 2019, the radical “Green New Deal” policy was pushed to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade and transition the economy completely away from fossil fuels. Despite ultimately being dismissed b...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on President Biden's New Infrastructure Plan

Austin, Texas – On Wednesday, March 31, U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled new plans aiming to modernize and expand the country's infrastructure. The following statement about the president's infrastructure initiative can be attributed to Ed Longaneck...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on House Passage of Legislation Supporting Energy Choice

Austin, Texas – Today members of the Texas House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation that will preserve the right of Texans to have access to energy choices in their homes and businesses. House Bill 17, authored by state Re...
Read more

Flaring Progress in the Permian: Leading the World

Austin, Texas -- Methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin has declined   over   70 percent   the past   eight   years as oil production   more than   tripled over the same period, according to a n   analysis by Texans for Natural Gas   (TNG) ...
Read more

TIPRO and Texans for Natural Gas Combine to Strengthen Statewide Industry Education and Advocacy

Austin, Texas - The Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) announced today that it will integrate Texans for Natural Gas (TNG) into the organization’s education and advocacy platform. Under the guidance of TIPRO, the organ...
Read more

Opinion: Lesson From The Winter Storm -- More Natural Gas Is Needed

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association The winter storm that rocked Texas last week was a wake-up call for millions of Texans left without power, heat, water, and many of life’s essentials for...
Read more

TIPRO Submits Letter to Texas Legislature on State's Energy Crisis

Austin, Texas -- The last week of February, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) submitted a letter to the Texas House Committees on Energy Resources and State Affairs reviewing factors that contributed to statewid...
Read more

TIPRO Releases "Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Hiring and Workforce Trends Report"

Austin, Texas - Today the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) published the next installment of its "Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Hiring and Workforce Trends Report." The new study examines employment trends in ...
Read more

TIPRO Releases “2021 State of Energy Report”

Oil and Natural Gas Poised for Growth, but Recovery Threatened by New Administration The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the sixth edition of its “State of Energy Report,” offering a detailed analys...
Read more

TIPRO Statement on President's Executive Order to Halt New Oil & Gas Leases on Public Lands and Waters

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration's order issued Wednesday that will halt leasing for fossil fuel production on federal lands and wa...
Read more

Texas Upstream Employment Trends Mixed in November

Austin, Texas – Today, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) highlighted updated employment figures for the Texas upstream sector. Following an increase in upstream employment in September and October, new governmen...
Read more