Well, it is for the oil and gas industry in Texas…
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has been selected to head up the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) – the state’s largest and oldest petroleum group, sources say.
During Staples tenure at TDA, we’ve seen a prolonged drought and decreased production COUPLED with increased costs. He’s been terrible for an industry that could have been, by now, meeting more than 30% of the states energy needs. When it came to increasing the availability of water, Staples was no where which further hurt agricultural output.
The man, to put it bluntly, is snakebit and his appointment presages a time of disaster if it’s not reversed.
Don’t say you weren’t warned, oil and gas industry.