COMMITTEE:    Energy Resources 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 

PLACE:        Midland, Texas (see details below) 
CHAIR:        Rep. Craig Goldman 


Public Access to Meeting Location at:

     Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

     1500 Interstate 20 West

     Midland, TX 79701

     Access to the museum is available through the front of the museum off

     the Interstate 20 West Service road (Exit 137, North Service road).


The committee on Energy Resources will meet to consider and hear invited testimony only on the following interim charges:


Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:


·             HB 1520, relating to extraordinary costs incurred by gas utilities relating to Winter Storm Uri and the authority to issue bonds and impose fees and assessments; and 

·             HB 3648, which requires the designation of certain natural gas facilities as critical customers or critical gas suppliers during energy emergencies.


Examine ways to increase the production of oil and gas within the state. Review state and local regulations that could directly impact the exploration or production of oil and gas and make recommendations for increasing Texas' energy independence.


Explore options for expanding the state's underground natural gas storage capacity, including using excess storage capacity for carbon capture opportunities and the creation of a strategic natural gas reserve for the state.


Evaluate innovative and emerging energy sources. Identify and make recommendations to address legislative or regulatory obstacles to the use, development, and deployment of viable innovative and emerging energy sources.


Electronic public comment will be available for:



Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction.

HB 1520, Relating to certain costs incurred by certain gas utilities.

HB 3648, Relating to providing natural gas and electric services.

Increasing production of oil and gas in Texas.

Explore the expansion of underground natural gas storage capacity.

Evaluate innovative and emerging energy sources.


For those persons who will be testifying, please see the clerk.


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be unavailable.


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting:






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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.