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Texas Geology Supports Texas, the U.S., and the World

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The Texas Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) represents more than 6,000 geoscientists in Texas, U.S., and overseas.

Abundant natural resources (i.e., oil and gas, sulfur, uranium, coal, lignite, ground water, and other resources) have allowed Texas to develop a diversified range of technology-driven petrochemical, heavy industry, mining, and associated industries, as well as a sound agricultural base, all with environmental awareness and effective regulation.

Because of diverse geology (for ages and distribution of outcrops, see general view (here), and detailed view (here)), and because of the great distances within the State, the AIPG in Texas consists of four AIPG Districts (see District map):



This is Texas...

Texas is geologically and structurally complex (1 and 2) in places. The physiography is also quite variable, with rainfall of 56 inches/yr in the easternmost Texas near sea level to less than 8 inches/yr on the High Plains of westernmost Texas, over a distance of more than 800 road miles (see map).

A Continuing Memorial

As a continuing memorial, and in recognition of those geologists who have made a significant, and continuing impact on Texas geoscientists, special awards were presented during the Environmental Management and Mining Sessions of the Annual AIPG Conference held in Houston, Texas in 1997.

1) The AIPG Texas Section presents the Shoemaker Award, in memory of Gene Shoemaker and his extraordinary partnership with his wife, Carolyn Shoemaker, and

2) For special contributions made by:

Dr. David S. McKay (of NASA)

and by

Dr. Wayne A. Pettyjohn (retired, Oklahoma State University)

3) In memory of Dr. Ted H. Foss.

Industry News:

Those companies or State agencies for whom the members of the Texas Board are employed are acknowledged below for their support of the AIPG in Texas.

SWS Environmental Services News

Texas Water Development Board News

I2M Associates News

PB Energy Storage News

ConocoPhillips News

Pioneer Natrural Resources News

GeoChem Data, Inc. News

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Texas Section News

Guide to Houston Area Faulting and Subsidence Released

2015 AIPG Directory of Geoscience Products and Services


NGWA State Tracking Portal of Regulations Impacting Groundwater

New Publications by AIPG-TX Members

President Wise Announces New District II Representative

Web Activity -
July, 2013 -
Feb, 2015

Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
- TBPG Newsletter
Ethics Review

Late Announcement:
Henry Wise Appointment

Texas Association
of Professional

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