Feb. 3 — It’s no secret Texas is in the midst of an unprecedented energy boom. Hundreds of millions of gallons of oil and 17 billion cubic feet in natural gas are produced in this state each day to meet energy needs across this country and across the world.

This enhanced production is the result of countless hours invested by the oil and gas industry into science, technology, hard work and most importantly, safety. It’s a huge undertaking to efficiently develop resources in places such as the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin, and it’s a much larger achievement to get the production to its end user in a safe and responsible manner.

— San Antonio Express-News