Founded as the North Texas Oil and Gas Association in 1930, TAEP remains committed to issues of crude oil, natural gas, and the environment, from offices in Austin, Houston, and Wichita Falls. With material for state and federal government lobbying and relations, TAEP also hosts a number of meetings throughout the year and an Alliance Expo and Annual Meeting, which draws crowds of members and representatives from the industry for seminars, presentations, and networking opportunities.
The country’s largest state oil and gas trade association, TAEP has over 3,300 members who come from every division of the industry. Also open to students, TAEP offers three membership levels: basic, corporate, and chairman. Even at its basic level, the organization helps each member engage in industry issues at both the state and federal levels. A proactive organization, it publishes a monthly newsletter and magazine, in addition to a comprehensive membership directory and buyers’ guide, among other resources.