Energy

An “all of the above” approach to energy issues is what’s needed in a changing world. Oil and gas power the world. That’s reality. So, any change in how our energy demands are met needs to be market-driven and not dictated by Washington bureaucrats. Texas is a major oil and gas producer but we’re also number one in wind energy, for example. That innovation was brought about by free market thinking, not big government intervention.
Throughout this pandemic, the Senate has been working to deliver targeted relief to Americans who need it most, and there’s no doubt many in the energy industry have been hanging by a thread. These reforms will allow Texas’...
With oil prices nosediving by nearly 70 percent and global demand collapsed, the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on America's energy producers. To make matters worse, financial institutions and lenders have limited...
Along with U.S. Representative Michael Conaway (TX-11), I recently wrote Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao advocating for the approval of the Texas Department Transportation’s (TxDOT) application for...
Officials responsible for ensuring the reliable supply of electricity to Texans have successfully adapted to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, says the Texas Senate committee chairman responsible for...
Bob Inglis
Houston is the energy capital of the world that’s poised to be the energy innovation capital of the world. When it comes to solving climate change, Texas is ready with the cheer across the gym during Spirit Week: “We’ve...
Yesterday I issued the following statement applauding the Senate's confirmation of Dan Brouillette to be U.S. Secretary of Energy.
This week, under pressure from German Chancellor Merkel, Denmark announced they'll allow the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through their territorial waters. This move clears the way for Putin and Merkel to...
On Sunday, I had the great honor of joining President Trump in welcoming Prime Minister Modi to the Lone Star State in an event that was appropriately named ‘Howdy Modi.’
I released the following statements regarding H.R. 1760, the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act; and three damaging energy bills (H.R. 205, H.R. 1941 and H.R. 1146).
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday I delivered remarks and participated in a conversation focused on ‘Interventionism vs. Isolationism' with Hudson Senior Fellow Mike Doran at the Hudson...
I recently announced that more than $94 million has been awarded to Texas through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
global atmospheric co2
There is a stunning side-effect to the shutting down of the world’s economic engines.Simply put, we are living through an historic experiment to see what the elimination of fossil fuel would actually accomplish in terms of...
The OPEC oil cartel and nations including Russia have agreed to boost oil prices by cutting as much as 10 million barrels a day in production. Even more countries, including the United States, were discussing Friday their...
Crude oil prices have plunged 45% so far in March and are at the lowest level since 2002. The energy market has been slammed by a slump in demand because of the virus pandemic and a price war between some of the world’s...
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and the rest of the Democratic Party have officially declared war on America’s booming, blue-collar economy.
As member of the Joint Economic Committee, on Wednesday I participated in a hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. There, I questioned Chairman Powell on a number of issues including the devastating...
I’m sad to learn that Secretary Rick Perry is leaving his post at the Department of Energy. For two-and-a-half years, he has advocated for American energy and innovation, prioritizing both national security and a strong...
This week is National Clean Energy Week, an opportunity to recognize the vital role abundant natural gas has played in creating good-paying jobs, boosting our economy, and providing cleaner, more affordable, and more...
American energy dominance is something to be celebrated, and introducing measures to prematurely curtail America’s access to oil and natural gas resources poses a large threat to the economic and environmental progress made...
The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and I today announced the results of a study on the Green New Deal’s impact on Texas.  The study, called “The Cost of the Green New Deal to Texas”, was conducted by Texas Public...

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