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18 Document(s) [ Subject: Natural gas ]

Committee: Senate Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternative fuel vehicles | Alternative fueling stations | Driver licenses | Homeland security | Houston Ship Channel | Motor vehicle registration | Natural gas | Panama Canal | Ports | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Toll roads | Traffic | Transportation, Texas Department of | Trucking |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 T688
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [42 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the anticipated impacts of the Panama Canal expansion on Texas' cargo and shipping industry, intermodal facilities, roadways, and ports. Examine the implementation of the Houston Ship Channel Security District and determine if additional security districts are needed for other ports.
2. Study current state statutes and agency rules regulating oversize and overweight vehicles. Evaluate the public safety benefit of enforcing these regulations and effectiveness in preventing roadway damage, including the cost of repair and maintenance to infrastructure associated with overweight vehicles. Provide recommendations that balance economic productivity, public safety, and protection and maintenance of roadways. Provide recommendations on the need for additional weights and measures training for law enforcement in this state.
3. Study the potential for toll collection and enforcement tools to pursue toll scofflaws for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and local toll project entities.
4. Examine the need for additional natural gas fueling infrastructure to efficiently utilize Texas' vast domestic reserves of natural gas. Also, examine the future requirements for public and private electric vehicle charging stations and the impact of the increased usage of alternative-­fueled vehicles. Include geographic balance in the evaluation of alternative-­fuel infrastructure. Assess the impact that increasing numbers of electric vehicles will have on the state's electric grid.
5. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:
  • Implementation of the Sunset Advisory Commission recommendations, statutory changes specified in TxDOT's sunset legislation and TxDOT's modernization efforts, including the use of public and private engineering services and the implementation and use of business performance measures;
  • Implementation of Proposition 12 funding provided by the fiscal year 2012-­2013 Appropriations Act, including an assessment of the impact of this funding on the state's Top 50 list of congested roadway segments and the funding needed to advance each region's priorities in fiscal year 2014-­2015;
  • Progress of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Driver License Division efforts to enhance driver license processing, including technology and staff improvements, establishment of mega centers, additional mobile offices, and increased number of temporary visitor document processing staff.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Abandoned property | Alternative energy | Biofuels | Carbon capture and sequestration | Carbon dioxide | Electricity transmission and distribution | Groundwater pollution | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil leases | Railroad Commission of Texas | Texas Economic Development Act | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 En27
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 172 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine issues related to electrical lines and abandoned equipment on oil and gas leases.
2. Examine whether the Railroad Commission of Texas should regulate carbon capture.
3. Discuss further the issue of financial assurance in relation to oil and gas wells, and evaluate the current bonding structure.
4. Discuss alternative energy sources and how best to incorporate them into our traditional energy sector. Also study the potential benefits of biofuels in Texas, including Texas feedstocks best suited for biofuel production and synergies between that industry and traditional energy sectors. Develop recommendations for facilitating the growth of the biofuel industry in a manner that best positions Texas in the national market.
5. Research ways to maintain ground water quality in relation to oil and gas exploration through economic incentives for innovative technology solutions.
6. Study the use of the Texas Economic Development Act since its enactment as HB 1200, 77th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine how the act may be enhanced to better attract significant capital investments by science and technology industries developing alternative energy sources. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Economic Development.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Oil, Gas and Alternative Fuel Issues
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 80th Legislature : oil, gas, and alternative fuel issues
Subjects: Alternative energy | Biofuels | Groundwater | Liquefied natural gas | Mineral rights | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Property rights | Water contamination | Water rights | Water wells |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N219o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [167 pages  File size: 21,935 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify areas of the state where surface or groundwater was contaminated by petroleum operations. Determine the appropriate regulatory and technical requirements to remediate the contamination and prevent future contamination, and recommend appropriate agency jurisdiction for preventing, responding and remediating such incidents.
2. Study the increasing use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane. Examine the way those products fit into a diverse fuel mix. Review the current status of LNG terminals on the Texas coast. Study mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively. Monitor the Railroad Commission study of competition in the Texas natural gas pipeline industry.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to investment needs and economic barriers to developing bio-diesel, bio-fuels, ethanol, and other renewable products in Texas. Compare agriculturally-developed renewable fuel initiatives in other states.
4. Study the permitting exemptions and water well regulations in Sec. 36.117, Water Code. Review the jurisdiction over the regulation of groundwater pumping in conjunction with drilling and production of oil and gas.
5. Review mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Alternative energy | Fuel cells | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 En27
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the development of new exploration activities and maintenance of current production of natural gas. Evaluate opportunities to expand infrastructure for liquified natural gas (LNG) in Texas and explore the feasibility of LNG imports into Texas.
2. Examine the benefits and challenges associated with alternative forms of energy generation technologies, such as wind and hydrogen fuel cells, and what if any state government involvement should be considered. (Joint interim charge with Regulated Industries Committee)
3. Evaluate current bonding requirements for oil and gas operators and explore alternative methods of financial security that would balance the economic interests of small oil and gas producers with environmental concerns.
4. Monitor the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Chemical plants | Gasoline pipelines | Homeland security | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas pipelines | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil industry | Oil pipelines | Pipeline safety | Refineries | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 en27
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 214 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the dramatic increase in the price of natural gas during 2001 and the equally dramatic fall in those same prices since January 2001. Determine the reasons for such extreme volatility and evaluate efforts by state regulators to mitigate the impacts of such volatility on consumers.
2. Examine current interstate and intrastate pipeline statutes and regulations in effect in Texas. Consider special issues involved in conversion of older pipelines intended for transportation of crude oil to use for more volatile products.
3. Review production methods in the East Texas Oil Field and assess the degree to which they will result in maximum recovery of hydrocarbons from this unique reservoir. Evaluate the scientific basis for current production methods.
4. Gather information about the security of pipelines, refineries, oil and gas production facilities, and other facilities critical to processing hydrocarbons. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
5. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Oil & gas production
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : future of the Texas oil and natural gas production industry.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Alternative energy | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Oil production | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219p
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 244 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the future of the Texas oil and natural gas production industry. The Committee shall identify existing impediments to exploration and production, and examine whether incentives should be offered to help Texas producers capitalize on the expected increase in natural gas demand in coming years. The Committee shall also analyze the effectiveness of the well plugging and remediation program of the Texas Railroad Commission.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Natural gas | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Oil production | Oil spills |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en27
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 712 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Energy Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Study the use of gas by utility companies as a clean burning inexpensive fuel. Examine the interaction between the utility companies and the P.U.C.
3. Examine the implementation of both the well plugging bill by the Railroad Commission and the oil spill control bill by the General Land Office.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil industry | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 en27
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 814 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the extent of the natural gas shortage and determine if there are solutions available through the state.
2. To study alternative courses of action by the state to revitalize the oil and gas industry in Texas.
3. To study the feasibility of statewide pro-rationing of natural gas.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Oil fields | Oil industry | Oil production | Pipeline safety | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 en27
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 1,025 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study a system for statewide proration of natural gas and assess the feasibility of such a system.
2. Study the feasibility of compulsory unitization of oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
3. Study the impact that hydrogen sulfide, "sour gas," has on the state and the individual landowner, especially in the areas of drilling, exploration and treatment.
4. Study the utilization of state owned mineral bearing lands, including Relinquishment Act lands, particularly those which have limited or no access.
5. Study the expected life of the remaining oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Colonias | Drinking water | Gambling | Groundwater | Hazardous waste | Horse racing | Houston, Texas | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Solid waste disposal | Texas Panhandle | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [152 pages  File size: 4,482 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problems associated with inadequate water and wastewater systems in colonias. Examine some of the resources and funds outside the Water Development Board that could be used to improve water and sewer service in the colonias. *
2. Study issues associated with water supplies in Houston, including groundwater availability, subsistence, flooding, urban runoff and non-point source water pollution. *
3. Study groundwater use, quality and protection in the El Paso area. *
4. Review alternatives to landfills and injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes. Consider methods to treat or destroy hazardous wastes, as well as efforts to reduce waste production.
5. Review the history of horse racing in Texas; consider the possible economic and social costs and benefits of pari-mutuel betting on horse races. Study the predicted effects of legalizing pari-mutuel betting the Texas farm economy. *
6. Review development of alternative energy sources and renewable energy sources; consider methods to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in Texas.
7. Hold public hearings on issues related to the production of white oil (chilled, condensed natural gas) in the Texas Panhandle. Consider the effects of the Railroad Commission's ruling on white oil on the oil and gas industry and the economy of the Texas Panhandle. Review federal court actions related to the dispute.
Committee: House State Energy Plan, House Joint
Title: Interim Report - Volume 2
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / House Joint Interim Committee on a State Energy Plan.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Coal mining | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Natural gas | Oil production |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en27 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [279 pages  File size: 9,875 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A study of the energy situation of the state, both present and long-term, designed to result in recommendations for legislation and regulations to implement a State Energy Plan for Texas. This study should include surveys of all the energy resources of the state and the fiscal implications of state and federal action and proposals.
Committee: House State Energy Plan, House Joint
Title: Interim Report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / House Joint Interim Committee on a State Energy Plan.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Coal mining | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Natural gas | Oil production |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en27 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 4,096 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A study of the energy situation of the state, both present and long-term, designed to result in recommendations for legislation and regulations to implement a State Energy Plan for Texas. This study should include surveys of all the energy resources of the state and the fiscal implications of state and federal action and proposals.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Energy Plan, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifty [i.e. fifth] legislative session / Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas utility rates and charges | State budgets | Tax revenue |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 w368
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [70 pages  File size: 2,380 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the taxation of natural gas. Consider the effects of changes to the tax structure on the natural gas industry, consumers, the state economy and state revenues. *
2. Evaluate whether to continue the using the Omnibus Tax Clearance Fund system to allocate tax revenues. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Staff report on natural gas taxation and proposals for reducing utility charges
Library Catalog Title: [Staff report on natural gas taxation and proposals for reducing utility charges] / House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 w368s
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Senate Investigate Natural Gas Resources, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Senate Gas Investigating Committee, 49th Legislature.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.49 G21 / S.J. of Tex., 50th Leg. R.S. 1507 (1947)
Session: 49th R.S. (1945)
Online version: View report [11 pages  File size: 466 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Sit at such times and places between the date of the final passage of this resolution and the date of the convening of the regular session of the Fiftieth Legislature, as may to the Committee seem necessary and proper; and the said committee is hereby directed, authorized and empowered to initiate and continue inquiries and investigations concerning and touching upon the natural gas resources of the State of Texas, including products related thereto and ordinarily produced in conjunction therewith. And inquire into and investigate ways, means, methods and plans for the production, sale, taxation, transportation, use and disposition of natural gas and related products, and the administration of all State laws in connection therewith, and any matter pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State in this connection, and into any other affairs and activities of the State Government, land owners, pipe lines and pipe line companies, producers, transporters, carriers, wholesalers and retailers of natural gas and products related thereto, and all activities of the State and U.S. Government, and persons, firms or corporations in connection with natural gas, and related products, including the necessity or desirability of State taxes in connection therewith or upon the activities or products thereof.
Committee: House Atlanta, Texas Explosion, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee pursuant to House simple resolution no. 230
Subjects: Explosions | Natural gas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 4418 (1939)
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 219 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the explosion in Atlanta, Texas. *
Committee: Joint New London School Explosion
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee to investigate the New London school explosion
Subjects: Explosions | Natural gas | New London, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 187 (1939)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 424 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a full and complete investigation of the facts surrounding the New London tragedy and recommend to the Legislature necessary legislation, if necessary, to minimize the probability of similar occurrences in the future.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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