TXOGA's Lone Star Energy Forum Features Former Defense Sect. Robert Gates, Honors Industry Titans Rick Muncrief & Kelcy Warren 

"Texas is constantly innovating and investing in the energy and infrastructure that strengthen economies, protect the environment and power the world.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –"The United States – led by Texas – is the world’s number one producer of Oil & Natural Gas, and that standing directly contributes to stability in an increasingly volatile world, where energy security is a necessity, not a luxury,” said Texas Oil & Gas Association President Todd Staples, opening TXOGA's "Lone Star Energy Forum" at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines that showcased the Texas oil and natural gas industry’s global energy leadership.

“At home, the Lone Star State’s unmatched energy production, transportation and refining capacity advance our nation’s energy security every day.

"As a trusted ally to our trade partners and the nation’s leading LNG exporter, Texas is constantly innovating and investing in the energy and infrastructure that strengthen economies, protect the environment and power the world,” said Staples, commenting on what has made our state, the nation, and the world cleaner, stronger and better than ever before.

Staples continued,
“Experts at this year’s Forum reinforced the fact that policies and politics determine if our oil and natural gas industry can continue to deliver for America and our allies – or if we will be forced to depend on other nations for our energy needs.

"We have seen firsthand that limiting or rationing energy sources cripples economies, thwarts growth and puts communities at risk.”

This year’s Forum began with the presentation of TXOGA’s 88th Distinguished Service Awards to Rick Muncrief, President & Chief Executive Officer of Devon Energy Corporation, and Kelcy Warren, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer.

“The Distinguished Service Award is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors bestowed on members of our industry,” said Trevor Rees-Jones, Chairman of Chief Oil & Gas and Chairman of the Distinguished Service Award Committee.

“Since 1936, the awardees have been chosen by industry leaders for their extraordinary contributions to the oil and natural gas industry and to the nation. We are proud to add Rick Muncrief and Kelcy Warren to these ranks.”

TXOGA Chief Economist Dean Foreman, Ph.D., shared an Energy & Economic Outlook over breakfast. As the Forum program continued, attendees heard from featured speakers including Anne Bradbury, CEO of the American Exploration & Production Council, and Jason Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of the Futurist Institute.
The Forum culminated with a fireside chat with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and TXOGA President Todd Staples, who discussed current events and the global energy climate.

Thank you to our sponsors:
  • Archrock
  • BPX Energy
  • Cheniere
  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Devon Energy
  • Diamondback Energy
  • Energy Transfer
  • EOG Resources
  • ExxonMobil
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Marathon Oil
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Ovintiv
  • PDC Energy
  • Phillips 66
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Sempra Infrastructure
  • Targa Resources
  • Texas Mutual Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • TotalEnergies
  • TXOGA Insurance Agency
  • Western Midstream, and
  • Valero

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