Statement of ANGA Chairman James T. Hackett on Legislation To Establish Texas Clean Transportation Triangle

Mar 16, 2011, 10:19 ET from America's Natural Gas Alliance

HOUSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Chairman James T. Hackett of America's Natural Gas Alliance:

Background:  Texas Sen. Tommy Williams (R–The Woodlands) and Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin) introduced legislation on Thursday, March 10, 2011 aimed at establishing a natural gas transportation corridor in the rapidly expanding Texas Triangle, which encompasses Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.  The move would dramatically reduce emissions in the region, while making greater use of Texas' homegrown wealth of natural gas.  The following is the statement of ANGA Chairman James T. Hackett, also Chairman and CEO of Anadarko.

"We applaud Senator Williams and Representative Strama for supporting the effort to expand the utilization of clean, affordable natural gas in Texas. The natural gas industry already provides an estimated 1.3 million jobs in Texas and generates $117.5 billion in state economic activity.  The framework will help to create additional jobs, boost the economy and sharply reduce air pollutants in the Texas Triangle.  It also can serve as a model for other states as Americans look for ways to use domestically produced, clean and affordable fuel solutions."

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) represents 30 of the nation's leading independent natural gas exploration and production companies. ANGA members are dedicated to increasing the appreciation of the environmental, economic and national security benefits of clean, abundant, American natural gas. Learn more about ANGA at

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