Oilman Magazine

Congressman Gonzalez Starts Oil & Gas Caucus in House of Representatives

Polaris Sensor Technologies

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the formation of a Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus. This organization, composed of congressional members, will be created to educate members of congress about the oil and gas industry. From upstream: extraction and production; midstream: transport, and downstream: refining, value-added petroleum products. Additionally, it will cover all other related hydrocarbon products, such as oil, natural gas, gasoline, natural gas liquids, etc.

Congressman Gonzalez will serve as the chair of the new caucus and hopes to expand the size of the caucus quickly. As chair, he will serve as an advocate about the economic benefits of fully harnessing the country’s natural resources.

“In recent years, our nation’s energy sector has experienced dramatic growth and increased innovation – we have seen the United States become the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas,” Congressman Gonzalez said.

Congressman Gonzalez is a strong supporter of maximizing American energy resources as a comprehensive approach to strengthen the economy. The Eagle Ford Shale—potentially the largest economic development in Texas—runs through the Congressman’s district, and has created thousands of jobs in the region. Energy is the base on which the economy is built.

“The 15th District of Texas is home to several refineries, pipelines, and part of the Eagle Ford Shale – I have witnessed the effects of a thriving oil and gas industry firsthand,” Congressman Gonzalez said.

“As a Texan, I have a unique understanding of how the industry works and its importance for the communities in my district, across the country, and around the world. I hope that the Oil and Gas Caucus can serve as a space for members from all over the country to learn more about the oil and gas industry and come away not only with a better understanding of the scientific and technical aspects, but also gain a better understanding of how technological advancements and growth benefit all of us,” Congressman Gonzalez concluded.

 

Author Profile
Feature Writer

Eissler, former editor-in- chief of Oil & Gas Engineering magazine, previously worked as an editor for Dubai-based The Oil & Gas Year Magazine.

Related posts

Subscribe to OILMAN TodayDelivered right to your inbox

Subscribe to OILMAN Today, a biweekly newsletter delivered to your inbox covering oil and gas business news, current events and industry information you need to know about.