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.
October 5th, 2021
Anyone voting in favor of reconciliation is voting against American energy, is voting against the independence that keeps our national security so strong. I urge my colleagues to support the energy industry.
July 23rd, 2021
The United States and Germany have unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and...
June 28th, 2021
I led a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland pressing for answers as to the Department's "pause" on oil and gas leases that was blocked by a federal judge recently.
June 21st, 2021
Texans no longer need to cut back on their electricity use to avoid stressing the electrical grid, according to the current grid conditions on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas website.
June 15th, 2021
As temperatures approached or exceeded the century mark across most of the state, ERCOT’s grid does not appear to be up to the task.
June 7th, 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is a “real weapon” and expressed surprise and disappointment in U.S. President Joe Biden's approval of the project.
May 14th, 2021
A group of House Republicans is urging Democrats not to compromise American energy independence in the infrastructure package.
May 11th, 2021
Until recently, companies that made a lot of money during the freeze have tried to keep a low profile about it. But quarterly financial reports have come due making that information harder to conceal.
April 22nd, 2021
The Biden Administration is willing to sacrifice millions of oil and gas jobs, hike up energy costs, and destroy our energy independence all to appease Green-New-Deal-loving radicals. It’s time that Congress put a stop to...
March 30th, 2021
The Texas Senate on Monday unanimously approved a sweeping bill that would overhaul the state’s electricity industry and infrastructure, including mandating that power plants prepare for extreme weather and outlawing risky...
July 23rd, 2021
I recently questioned the U.S. State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on the Biden administration's capitulation to Putin on the Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, which if completed would...
July 21st, 2021
The budget seemingly attacks the fossil fuel industry in the United States and prohibits funding port projects connected to fossil fuels. If the language is implemented, it could halt all current work on several port...
June 23rd, 2021
I recently led a letter opposing the Biden Administration’s proposal to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a move that will harm the oil & gas industry and production...
June 18th, 2021
This proposal of needless regulations will do nothing but kill energy jobs, cripple output, and make our Nation less safe in the process.
June 11th, 2021
Ceding energy dominance to our adversaries will prevent the United States from exporting clean, American energy to the world, which will likely increase global emissions as countries rely on polluters like Russia or Iran for...
May 27th, 2021
Texas may soon approve a bill to require power generation companies to better prepare their facilities to withstand extreme weather.
May 12th, 2021
A critical pipeline that runs from refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast to terminals as far north as New York was shut down over the weekend after being hit by a massive ransomware attack.
May 5th, 2021
Whether we face subzero temperatures, gale force winds, or any other type of extreme weather, Texas’s electric grid must be able to withstand the impact. This bipartisan legislation is an outstanding start to ensure the life...
April 21st, 2021
As our world recovers from the impacts of the global pandemic and we look towards the future, it is critical for the federal government to get out of the way and allow private industries the freedom to innovate and export...
March 22nd, 2021
The bills, which include mandating weatherization of power plants, reforming the ERCOT board and creating a state emergency communications system, are “a work in progress.”