Category: Texas

  • Primary, Runoff Election Results Show Possible Impact on Energy Sector

    Primary elections for the 2022 midterm Congressional races are in full swing across the country. This past Tuesday, Texas held its runoff elections for candidates that failed to secure the required 50% of votes in the March 1 primary election.  This month also brought primary elections in Ohio and Pennsylvania, states that are home to vast […]

  • 2022 Texas Midterm Primary Results

    Texas held its primary election for the 2022 midterms on Tuesday. The ballots hosted an extensive list of candidates hoping to represent Texans from Washington, DC to Austin and all the way down to local school boards. Energy Workforce is tracking several races that are of particular interest to our Member Companies, due to their […]

  • Members Share Best Practices Around COVID-19 Vaccines at Townhall

    The Energy Workforce and Technology Council’s HSE, HR and Government Affairs Committees hosted a COVID-19 vaccine townhall last week to cover a wide range of topics focused around the COVID response in the industry. Participants from more than 40 companies listened to updates on COVID news, engaged with legal experts on what to expect in […]

  • Council Leads Best Practice Sharing on COVID-19 Vaccines for Sector

    With COVID-19 policies at the federal and state level changing quickly, the Council will host biweekly townhalls to share best practices for the energy services and technology sector. The townhalls will focus on responses to President Biden’s announced requirement for businesses larger than 100 employees to mandate their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine or get […]

  • Railroad Commission Halts Some Permits for Saltwater Disposal in Midland Basin

    In response to concerns over a series of earthquakes of a 3.5 magnitude or greater since early 2020, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will halt the issuance of some permits for saltwater disposal wells in the Midland Basin. Last week, the RRC issued a notice to oil and gas operators as part of its […]

  • Infrastructure Bill Talks Continue

    Analysis by Energy Workforce SVP Government Affairs & Counsel Tim Tarpley Appearing on the Sunday shows, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw some new bumps into the road forward on the infrastructure package. She stated that while House Democrats are “rooting for the infrastructure bill to pass,” she reiterated her pledge that the House will not […]

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Appears Wobbly

    Analysis by Energy Workforce SVP Government Affairs & Counsel Tim Tarpley Republicans are questioning the proposal to raise $600 billion for the bipartisan infrastructure plan by increasing IRS enforcement. The group voicing concern includes some who were part of the bipartisan team that originally drafted the proposal. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) said Republicans are wary […]

  • ERCOT Faces Continued Stress on Power System

    Analysis by Energy Workforce SVP Government Affairs & Counsel Tim Tarpley The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a call for conservation on Tuesday because 11,000 megawatts of power generation were offline for repairs. ERCOT said the shutdowns included 8,000 MW of natural gas and coal-fired power and 3,000 MW of wind and solar […]

  • Council Hosts Oil and Gas Tour, Roundtable with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush

    The Council hosted Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on a tour of an oil and gas facility in the Permian and roundtable discussion with industry leaders April 2. Bush spent the day meeting with oil and gas workers and executives to hear directly about issues the industry faces as the nation emerges from the […]

  • Texas Energy Day Focuses on Key Issues for Industry

    On Wednesday, the Texas Oil and Gas Association, TXOGA, hosted its annual Energy Day at the Texas Capitol. The hybrid in-person and online event provided an opportunity for attendees and sponsors to interact with Texas legislators on key issues facing the oil and natural gas industry. The Council supported the event and had representatives present during the delegation meetings. […]

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