Texas Governor Hosts Series of Energy Roundtables | Rigzone

Texas Governor Greg Abbott hosted a series of energy roundtables this week.

On Wednesday, Abbott’s office noted that the governor met with port industry leaders, staff and stakeholders from the Port of Brownsville for a discussion on the Texas economy, supply chain issues and the port industry.

During the discussion, the governor reportedly pointed to the Port of Brownsville as a key part of Texas’ “booming” energy industry and a “critical” asset to Texas’ economic success, “including the ability to port to become the center of American energy independence through liquefied natural gas facilities.

“Ports are the gateway to the power of the Texas economy, and the Port of Brownsville is vital infrastructure for our burgeoning energy industry,” Abbott said in a government statement.

“The Port of Brownsville is rapidly growing the economy of the Rio Grande Valley and providing new opportunities for South Texans, and I look forward to continuing our state’s partnership with members of the port industry to unlock the full potential of all that the Port of Brownsville has to offer,” he added in the statement.

Earlier in the week, Abbott’s office disclosed that the governor hosted a roundtable with oil and gas stakeholders at Champion X in Odessa. The governor and attendees reportedly discussed current issues facing the energy sector, including the “hostility” of some groups toward the industry and how Texas can continue to partner with the oil and gas industry. gas to create more jobs and help the industry “continue to thrive”.

“Thanks to companies like Champion X, Texas remains the energy capital of the world — and we’re going to keep it,” Abbott said after the roundtable.

“The people of the energy industry are the lifeblood of our economy, and Texas wouldn’t be the economic juggernaut we are today without their hard work, commitment to innovation, and dedication to service. of their customers,” he added.

“We will always support the oil and gas industry, and I look forward to my continued partnership with leaders in the energy sector as we maintain Texas as the best state in the nation,” Abbott continued.

Also this week, Abbott delivered the keynote address at the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) 76th Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. During his speech, Abbott defended the state’s energy industry and highlighted Texas’ prestige as a leader in energy production in the United States.

Prior to his election in 2014 as Texas’ 48th governor, Abbott was Texas’ 50th and longest-serving attorney general. Abbott was named the “Best Governor in the Nation” for 2020, the governor’s website points out.

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