Texas’ largest and oldest petroleum group is looking for a new leader.
Rob Looney, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, says he will retire from his post at the end of year, ending a tenure that saw huge technological leaps in the industry that sparked a Texas drilling bonanza unseen in decades.
“It's been an honor and privilege to represent the oil and natural gas industry for the past 26 years,” Looney said in a statement last week. “I've been proud to witness this industry safely and responsibly produce our state's natural resources and to power the Texas economy forward. “
Looney said he plans to “remain active in Austin, in and around the Capitol, and to continue serving on various Boards of Directors for organizations around the state.”
The group’s board of directors will conduct a search for his replacement, the statement said.