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Texas Oil-Gas Lobby Seeks Infrastructure Jolt to Boost Industry

Jan. 12, 2021, 11:52 PM

Texas’s oil and gas lobby is calling on lawmakers to expand the state’s energy infrastructure and renew an economic development program, saying the moves are “essential to the state’s continued growth and success.”

The requests are part of a three-part “roadmap to recovery” designed to drive greater investment in the industry as it recovers from the pandemic, said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, or TXOGA. The group also wants lawmakers to keep oil and gas innovators at the table for “science-based policy and rational discussions related to environmental issues.”

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