• Energy Tax Facts
  • 26 Sep 21

San Antonio Express News: Commentary: Methane tax threat to Texas economy

By Ed Longanecker, President of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association

A punishing national energy tax is included in the behemoth $3.5 trillion reconciliation package under consideration in Congress. Under the guise of reducing emissions, the tax singles out petroleum and natural gas production and could cripple small Texas operators and all consumers.

As written now, the tax would levy a $1,500 annual fee against energy producers for each metric ton of methane emissions produced — a 2,600 percent increase from last year’s costs.