FACT SHEET: Administration Takes Steps Forward on Climate Action Plan by Announcing Actions to Cut Methane Emissions

On January 14, 2015, the Administration announced actions to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 – 45%  2012 levels by 2025.

Reading this Fact Sheet from the Press Secretary, it would seem that much of this is directed toward production and completion with some emphasis on transmission. It would not be unlikely that this would enlarge to involve Distribution companies as well.

If you would like to download and read the Fact Sheet, click on this sentence for the complete document.

Thanks to Dave Schryver with the American Public Gas Association for sending this to the Association.


Winter Board and Committee Meeting Coming Up!


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The TGA Winter Board and Committee Meetings are coming up in two weeks.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015
8:00 Refreshments
8:30 Committee Meetings

11:30 Lunch for golfers
12:30 Tee Time –  Golf

6:30 Dinner – Southside Market Barbeque

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
8:00 Refreshments
8:30 TGA Board Meeting
11:30 Adjourn

When TGA Board meeting ends, the Scholarship Board will meet

Call the TGA office (281-497-8427) with any additional questions

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Reminder – Scholarship deadline

scholarship logoDon’t forget! The deadline for the Academic Scholarship is January 31, 2015.

For those of you planning on applying for the scholarship, be sure to have your submission at the TGA office, or postmarked by that date.

As a reminder, the scholarship is for entering freshmen who are children of employees of TGA Member Companies.

Good luck and be sure to meet the deadline!

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2015 Annual Meeting – Put it on your Calendar!

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Put it on your calendar today!

The 2015 TGA Operations and Management Conference is scheduled for June 7 – 10, 2015 in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Convention Facility.

This summer’s meeting will be a great opportunity for a family outing, with great entertainment at Moody Gardens and the other fantastic opportunities in Galveston. Bring the entire family for a great vacation and a great meeting for the natural gas industry.

The agenda is still a work in progress, but stands to be the best O & M Conference ever produced by the Texas Gas Association.

Here is a link to Moody Gardens for your use.

RRC makes organizational changes

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The Railroad Commission Reorganizes

Below is an announcement regarding the Reorganization of the management structure of the RRC:

From: Milton A. Rister
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:22 PM
Subject: Announcement

Kari French, currently the Division Director of Gas Services, has been named the Director of Oversight and Safety. The divisions of Pipeline Safety, Gas Services and Alternative Energy will all report to Kari in her new role. This reorganization will help the Railroad Commission bring even greater efficiency and consistency to the important operations of this agency, allowing us to better serve our state. Continue reading

TGA Winter Board Meeting – January

Hilton Lost Pines2015 Winter committee and Board Meeting

January 27 and 28, 2015

Hilton Lost Pines Resort
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road,
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 – (512) 308-1234
The Board and Committee meetings are a great opportunity to get actively involved with the Texas Gas Association!

The TGA block of rooms is sold out, but the Hyatt still has rooms at their normal rate. if you wish to stay elsewhere, links to accommodations near the Hyatt can be found at this link.

You need to register for the meetings and golf so the Association can plan for you. The link to the registration form is here.

The schedule for the meetings is as follows: Continue reading

Happy New Year from the TGA!

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Happy New Year from the Texas Gas Association.

Now is the time to make a resolution to become an active member of the Association.

The TGA is a “bottom-up” organization, which means the active members and their vision and ideas, determine the course of the Association. It is these ideas that have made the TGA the great association that it is today.

Become active and make your vision and ideas known!

Have a great holiday!

christmas-blue baubles - cropped vert We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season with your family and friends!

We look forward to seeing you next year and encourage you to become actively involved with the workings of the Texas Gas Association.

It is a great opportunity to become involved with your peers in the industry and to share best practices and visions for the industry

Join a committee, teach a class, come to the Board Meetings and attend the various Roundtables that would be to your liking.