President’s Column

To read Texas Alliance President Alex Mills’s weekly energy columns, click the links below:



September 21, 2017
Oil, Natural Gas Prices Pass Milestones

September 14, 2017
EIA Forecasts Record Oil Production In U.S.

September 7, 2017
Hurricanes Present Huge Challenges To Petroleum Industry

August 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Creates Pressure On Gasoline Supply

August 24, 2017
Oil Industry Celebrates Anniversary Of Oil Discovery

August 17, 2017
Public Schools, Universities Benefit From Oil, Gas Production

August 10, 2017
Industry Recovery Continues – But Can It Last?

August 3, 2017
‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ Plan Shows Results

July 27, 2017
OPEC Receives A Painful Economics Lesson

July 20, 2017
Gulf Production Up, Exploration Activity Down

July 13, 2017
Russia Ran Campaign Against U.S. Oil, Gas Activity

July 6, 2017
Oil, Gas, Coal Dominate U.S. Energy Mix

June 29, 2017
President Trump Holds Energy Week

June 22, 2017
Decline In Gasoline Prices Has Motorists Smiling

June 15, 2017
Crude Oil Pricing Can Be Confusing

June 8, 2017
U.S. Named Top Petroleum, Natural Gas Producer, Again

June 1, 2017
Volumes Of Federal Regulations Set Record In 2016

May 25, 2017
Service and Supply Companies on the Rebound

May 18, 2017
U.S. Petroleum Exports Increase

May 11, 2017
OPEC Meeting May 25 Will Be Watched Closely

May 4, 2017
New Scientific Study Finds CO2 Is Not A Pollutant

April 26, 2017
Oil Futures Lower As Supply Gains Create Uncertainty

April 20, 2017
Natural Gas Gets Good News

April 13, 2017
Mergers And Acquisitions Continue At Hot Pace

April 6, 2017
Texas Economy Improves Led By Oil Industry Activity

March 29, 2017
Trump Orders Agencies To Identify Obstacles To Energy Production

March 23, 2017
Crude Oil Stocks Set Record

March 16, 2017
Oil Producers Nervously Watch Industry Trends

March 9, 2017
Petroleum Industry News Sends Mixed Signals

March 2, 2017
Federal Government Overreach Attacked On Many Fronts

February 23, 2017
New EPA Head Stresses Cooperation With State Officials

February 16, 2017
Studies Predict Increase In Activity

February 16, 2017
Studies Predict Increase In Activity

February 9, 2017
Global Warming Debate Heats Up

February 2, 2017
Russian Propaganda Machine Attacks U.S. Oil Industry

January 26, 2017
New Policies Aimed At Increasing Economy, Energy Independence

January 19, 2017
Pruitt Believes EPA Has ‘A Very Important Role’

January 12, 2017
EIA Predicts Stability In Crude Oil Prices In 2017

January 5, 2017
EPA Settles Another Legal Case With Environmentalists

December 29, 2016
The Oil Field Cleanup Fund Has Been A Success

December 22, 2016
Obama’s EPA Gets One More Shot At Oil And Gas Industry

December 15, 2016
Trump Nominees Signal Big Changes In Washington

December 8, 2016
Oklahoma AG Nominated As Director Of EPA

December 1, 2016
OPEC Agrees To Decrease Crude Oil Production

November 23, 2016
New President Has Some Powers To Overturn Regulations

November 17, 2016
Natural Gas Production, Storage, Exports On Record Pace

November 10, 2016
Trump Victory Will Change U.S. Energy Policy

November 2, 2016
Foreign Entities Own 28% Of U.S. Refining Capacity

October 27, 2016
More Optimism For A Recovery Of The Oil And Gas Industry

October 20, 2016
Oil Drilling Rig Count Has Not Declined In 16 Weeks

October 13, 2016
Carbon Dioxide And Methane Emissions Decline Again

October 5, 2016
Oil And Gas Industry Still Hurting, But Some Optimism Noted

September 29, 2016
Regulations Attacked In Congress And Court

September 22, 2016
Appeals Court Will Hear Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan

September 15, 2016
Presidential Candidates Differ On Energy Issues

September 8, 2016
Recovery On The Horizon As Oil And Gas Employment Rises

September 1, 2016
Companies Must Cut Costs And Increase Efficiency To Survive

August 25, 2016
EPA Commends Texas Environmental Programs

August 18, 2016
Administration Attempts Overhaul Of Energy System Via Regulations

August 11, 2016
Oil And Gas Industry Faces Many Challenges

August 4, 2016
Numerous States, Oil And Gas Industry Fighting EPA’s New Methane Rule

July 28, 2016
Consumers Enjoy Decline In Gasoline Prices

July 21, 2016
Energy Policy Discussed At Republican Convention

July 14, 2016
Future Looks Better, But Industry Moves Cautiously

July 7, 2016
State, Federal Policymakers Challenge EPA Regulations

June 30, 2016
Oil, Gas Industry Attitudes Become More Positive

June 23, 2016
Oil Industry Contributes $256 Million To Plug Orphaned Wells

June 16, 2016
Natural Gas Becomes Largest Generation Fuel

June 9, 2016
Global Oil Disruptions Contribute To Price Increase

June 2, 2016
EPA Continues Rigorous Regulation Of Oil Industry

May 26, 2016
Scientists Debate Cause Of Earthquakes In Texas

May 19, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Argument On Clean Power Plan

May 12, 2016
Industry Cautiously Watches Oil Price Inch Higher

May 5, 2016
Refiners Try To Cope With Rising Oil Price And Increased Competition

April 28, 2016
Saudi Arabia Plans To Take Aramco Public

April 21, 2016
Environmentalists Change Tactics In Effort To Silence Opponents

April 14, 2016
Saudi Arabia Targets High-Cost Oil Production

April 7, 2016
Federal Agencies Increase Regulation Of Oil Industry

March 31, 2016
American Oil Imports Hit 45 Year Low

March 24, 2016
Oil, Natural Gas Prices Remain Low On News Of Large Supplies

March 17, 2016
Study Says Fossil Fuels Not Major Cause Of Rise In Methane

March 10, 2016
Government Report Criticizes EPA For ‘Covert Propaganda’

March 3, 2016
Justice Department 0-5 In Felony Convictions From Blowout In Gulf

February 25, 2016
Drill, Baby, Drill ‘Gimmick’ Worked

February 19, 2016
Is OPEC Dead?

February 11, 2016
Drop In Prices Overshadow Proposed Oil Tax Court Ruling

February 4, 2016
Cruz’s Victory Signals Possible Change In Energy, Tax Policies

January 28, 2016
Oversupply Of Oil And Gas Creates Decline In Industry In 2015

January 21, 2016
Presidential Candidates Position On Energy Issues Exposed

January 14, 2016
Obama Calls For ‘Transition Away From Old, Dirtier Energy Sources’

January 7, 2016
Retail Gasoline Prices Plunge To Six-Year Low