Texas leads the nation in natural gas production, holding around 23 percent of the nation’s natural gas reserves. Natural gas is primarily methane (CH4) and is considered to be a more environmentally friendly fuel than oil. Methane is a nonreactive hydrocarbon, which means its emissions do not react with sunlight to create smog.
The EIA found that between 2004 and 2009 the number of natural gas production plants in Texas decreased (contrary to the national increase) while the average capacity per plant increased. Texas has a total of 163 natural gas production plants with an average of 19.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas produced per day, making it the state with the largest processing capacity in the nation.
We believe Natural Gas provides great paying jobs for our members and we encourage the expansion of this resources development . Our members also do support the belief we all have a responsibility to make sure Natural Gas is captured, delivered and used safely. The environment is dependent upon all our community efforts to understand its benefits and drawbacks. It is an exceptional long-term resource.