Austin, TX – This week, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) received the ‘Legislative Champion Award’ from the Texas oil and gas industry, at a luncheon for East Texas leaders at the Lufkin Lions Club.
“I am honored to be presented with the ‘Legislative Champion Award’ from the Texas Oil and Gas Association and other industry members,” said Nichols. “I understand how important the oil and gas industry is to our state in not only providing jobs for Texans, but also in ensuring Texas maintains its strong and growing economy.”
The award was presented on behalf of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, Texas Oil & Gas Association, Texas Pipeline Association, Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association, Texas Royalty Owners Association and South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable.
“Senator Robert Nichols created jobs as a private citizen and now works to ensure jobs are created in Texas by making our state competitive and attractive to investment. Chairman Nichols understands the importance of the oil and natural gas industry to funding our schools, our roads and universities,” said Todd Staples, the Texas Oil and Gas Association President. “We appreciate his leadership and forward-thinking approach to public policies that have helped Texas emerge as the fastest growing economy in the country and secured Texas’ position as the nation’s leader in oil and natural gas production, pipeline miles and refining capacity.”
- Ezra McMullin is a content and social media producer at MSGPR and attends Angelina College. He unwinds after a long day by playing XBox, telling himself he'll just play one more level before bed.