We are expanding our presence into the Rio Grande Valley. We will begin serving as the liaison between the oil and natural gas industry and the communities of the Rio Grande Valley – a region that continues to see the benefits of the oil and gas industry and LNG projects.
For the last five years, we have served as the conduit between the communities of the Eagle Ford Shale region and the oil and gas industry in South Texas. As the voice of the oil and gas industry, we work to ensure that the oil and natural gas resources are being developed in a manner that is mutually beneficial to both the communities and the industry. Now, we will bring those same services and philosophies to the Rio Grande Valley. We will maintain open dialogue with the region’s local elected officials, be a resource for the communities of the Rio Grande Valley and help to provide education and information regarding the oil and gas industry.
President and CEO of STEER, Omar Garcia said, “Expanding our presence into the Rio Grande Valley is a natural progression for STEER. Just as our operators saw a need to maintain cohesive and collaborative stakeholder relations efforts throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region, these same operators now see the need to strengthen our relationships with the communities in the Rio Grande Valley.”
STEER was established in 2012 when Garcia was hired as the organization’s president. He continued, “With the shale revolution, the proximity of the Eagle Ford Shale region to several ports in South Texas, LNG export projects, and the recent uptick in activity, STEER board members see an opportunity to assist with economic development, education and advocacy in the area. STEER is here to be a resource for those in the Rio Grande Valley and I look forward to working with those in the region.”
STEER currently has 25 members including the largest oil and gas producers in the Eagle Ford Shale region, oil and gas service companies, LNG companies, economic development organizations and other partner organizations located throughout South Texas.