TIPRO News Releases and Statements

TIPRO Welcomes New Chairman, Board Members

Austin, Texas -- The membership of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) last week approved Brent Hopkins as the organization's new chairman of the TIPRO Board of Directors, effective immediately. Hopkins was confir...
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"Trump Administration Adopts Reasonable Air Quality Standards for Oil and Natural Gas"

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released final regulations revising the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the o...
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TIPRO Commends Trump Administration for Adopting Reasonable Air Quality Standards for Oil and Natural Gas

Austin, Texas – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final regulations revising the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry, which are projected to result in net benefits of $750 to $850 ...
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"The Future of Texas Oil and Gas Will Depend on Bold Energy Leadership"

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) As the U.S. oil and gas industry endures the most challenging market conditions in its history, other threats loom on the horizon. Consequently, ...
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President Trump's Visit to the Permian Basin Illustrates Importance of the Texas Oil & Gas Industry

Austin, Texas -- A new report released Wednesday, July 29, 2020, by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) shares data and analysis on oil and natural gas production and employment trends in Texas over the first half...
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"Oil and Gas Tax Revenue Critical in Supporting Texas Budget Priorities"

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) According to an updated economic forecast released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on July 20, the state is projected to end the current fiscal ...
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“USMCA Bolsters Opportunities for Texas Economy”

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) With the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially entering into force last Wednesday, July 1, our nation is now able to embark on...
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Blue Ribbon Task Force for Oil Economic Recovery Offers Solutions to Reduce Flaring and Emissions in Texas

Austin, Texas – Today, the Railroad Commission of Texas heard invited testimony from the Blue Ribbon Task Force for Oil Economic Recovery, environmental groups and oil and natural gas operators focused on recommendations to reduce routine flaring of ...
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Blue Ribbon Task Force for Oil Economic Recovery Encourages Regulatory Relief to Help Texas Producers

Austin, Texas – Today, the Railroad Commission of Texas convened for its monthly commissioners' conference to discuss pending business and regulatory matters, as well as receive an update from the Blue Ribbon Task Force for Oil Economic Recovery. Thi...
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"Texas Energy Sector Steps Up To Help Local Communities During Global Pandemic"

By Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) While the oil and gas industry has in recent weeks been battered from destructive market conditions and extremely low commodity prices, energy co...
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TIPRO Reaction to Railroad Commission Proration Hearing

Austin, Texas -- On Tuesday, April 14, the Railroad Commission of Texas will conduct an open meeting to discuss a motion to determine reasonable market demand for oil in the state of Texas, including the review of a request posed to the agency to cur...
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TIPRO Partners With New Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (TMFC)

Austin, Texas – The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) is a proud partner of the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (TMFC) , a collaboration of Texas-based oil and natural gas industry trade organizations and 40 c...
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TIPRO Responds to Flaring Report Issued by RRC Commissioner Ryan Sitton

Austin, Texas -- Today Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton released a report highlighting data on flaring volumes from the oil and natural gas industry. The report examines the relationship between oil production and flaring and offers a new metr...
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TIPRO Releases “State of Energy Report”

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the fifth edition of its “State of Energy Report,” offering a detailed analysis of national and state trends in oil and natural gas employment, wages and other ke...
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TIPRO Applauds EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army unveiled the federal government's newly finalized definition of Waters of the United States (known as WOTUS), clarifying federal regulatory authority and jurisdictio...
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TIPRO Releases Permian Basin Report Highlighting Record Oil and Gas Production

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the next edition of its “State of Energy Report” series entitled  A Decade of the Permian Basin.   The new TIPRO report explores trends in the Permian Basin over ...
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TIPRO Statement on USMCA Deal

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) released the following statement after members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, December 19 th to approve a revised United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreeme...
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TIPRO Files Third Round of Comments with EPA on Improvements to Oil & Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) filed comments this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over proposed policy changes highlighting recommended improvements to the 2012 and 2016 New Source P...
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TIPRO statement on 'WOTUS' repeal

On September 12, 2019, federal regulators announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army formally finalized a regulatory change that repeals the 2015 rule defining the "waters of the United States" under the Clean Wat...
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TIPRO Applauds EPA on Latest Proposal to Update Air Regulations for Oil and Natural Gas

Under a new regulatory proposal announced Thursday, August 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to roll-back burdensome air standards for the U.S. oil and natural gas industry, in a move expected to save the oil and natural gas in...
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