TPA: Pipeline Industry Has Positive Economic Impact on Texas

Eagle Ford Midstream Activity Going Strong in 2014
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As development continues to grow in the Eagle Ford Shale and in West Texas’ Permian Basin, the need for additional midstream infrastructure has also grown.┬áNot surprisingly, the pipeline industry has benefited in conjunction with the boom, and according to a new study, Texas and its’ people have as well.

In a recently released Texas Tech University study, commissioned by the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA), the state’s oil and gas pipeline industry purportedly provided $33-billion in overall economic impact, and supported more than 165,000 jobs in 2013. During the same time frame, the study claims┬áindustry provided for $18.7-billion in gross state revenue, and injected $1.6-billion in state and local revenue taxes.

“Due to a dramatic increase in the state’s oil and gas production, the demand for additional pipelines is expected to continually increase in the coming years. The communities that are home to pipeline projects are perfectly poised to see economic benefit from the industry in terms of more jobs and increased tax revenues,” said TPA President Thure Cannon.

According to the study’s conservative estimates, pipeline operations and construction will contribute $374-billion in total economic output, and sustain 171,000 jobs annually for the next decade. During the same time frame, the study estimates $212-billion in additional gross state product and $19.5-billion in state and local government revenues.

Eagle Ford Midstream Activity

During 2014, several midstream/pipeline projects have been announced for the Eagle Ford. See below for links to recent stories:

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Kirk Eggleston

Kirk Eggleston

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Kirk Eggleston writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford and Bakken Shale plays. He is a former broadcast journalist, and has experience covering news and politics in the Texas and Louisiana markets.


  1. Jennifer Gray says:

    I am a newbie in the Eagle Ford Shale market area & am excited about the economic BOOM happening around my new project Live Oak Crossing just outside of Three River’s, TX. Kirk, your news stories & recommended reading is an awesome resource. Thank you for what you are doing.

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