Women For Natural Gas

Providing Jobs

Providing Jobs: Oil and gas isn't just for the boys! By 2035 women are expected to account for 290,000 oil and gas jobs around the country. These jobs are high paying and have great benefits.

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Supporting Education

Supporting Education: Oil and natural gas development is one of the largest supporters to the Texas education system! Thanks to royalties from oil and natural gas production on university lands, Texas has two of the largest endowments in the country.

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Strengthening Out Communities

Strengthening Out Communities: In 2018, oil and natural gas paid $14 billion in state and local taxes and royalties. This helped fund our schools, infrastructure, fire responders and other important services we rely on every day.

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Providing Affordable and Reliable Energy

Providing Affordable and Reliable Energy: Natural gas accounted for half the power generation in Texas in 2018! This means Texans paid 20% less than the national average for electricity. Natural gas is not only affordable, but it also is helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions!

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NATURAL GAS IS HELPING US ACHIEVE HEALTHIER AIR

Natural gas emits 50 percent less carbon dioxide than coal when used for power generation. Thanks to plentiful natural gas production, emissions in the U.S. reach their lowest levels since 1992.

Many activists have tried to link natural gas production to adverse health impacts, but their claims have been debunked time and time again.

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NATURAL GAS FUNDS OUR SCHOOLS, ROADS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

In 2018 alone, revenue from oil and natural gas provided the equivalent of $38 million a day in funding for education, roads, universities and emergency services. 

Texas school districts received $1.24 billion in funding from oil and natural gas, pipeline and gas utilities property taxes. Contributions from oil and natural gas has made the Permanent University Fund, which funds higher education in Texas, the largest education endowment in the nation at $44 billion. Tax revenue from oil and natural gas helps make college more affordable for Texans. Recently, a $160 million endowment created from the Permanent Education Fund was established to completely cover tuition and fees at the University of Texas for in-state students from a household making up to $65,000.

Tax revenue from oil and natural gas go to funding our schools, roads and the emergency services that keep our families safe. 

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NATURAL GAS IS USED TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF PRODUCTS THAT WE USE IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

Life-saving products like pool floats and car seats wouldn’t be possible without oil and natural gas. From the soccer balls our kids play with, to the jerseys they wear and even the car used to take them to practice, we’re constantly relying on products made from natural gas.  

We rely on oil and natural gas for the products that keep our families healthy.

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AMERICA'S AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY RELIES HEAVILY ON NATURAL GAS

Natural gas is necessary to create the fertilizers that farmers depend on daily to grow crops. Farming tools such as plows, tractors, and irrigation systems are all powered by oil and natural gas.  Because of its cost-effectiveness, many farmers are turning to natural gas to power their operations – from drying grain to irrigating fields. 

Oil and natural gas help transport your favorite food from the farm to your table.

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NATURAL GAS KEEPS YOUR FAMILY SAFE

The National Weather Service found that heat is the number one cause of weather-related deaths annually. Access to reliable electricity is critical to keep our air-conditioners and refrigerators running. Natural gas is the most efficient and affordable way to power our cooling systems. 

Thanks to the low costs stemming from abundant production, Texans are able to keep their families cool in the hottest months of the year.

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