Milestone President and CEO Elected to TXOGA Board of Directors

HOUSTON, Texas – November 17, 2021 – Milestone Environmental Services, LLC (“Milestone”), one of the largest independent providers of energy waste sequestration services in the U.S., announces the election of President and CEO Gabriel Rio to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) Board of Directors on November 3, 2021.

TXOGA aims to promote a robust oil and natural gas industry and to advocate for sound, science-based policies and free-market principles. In order to be responsive to the ever-growing demands made on the industry by state and local governments and the general public, the Association’s activities are focused on Legislation, Regulation, Judicial Affairs, and Public/Industry Affairs. Milestone joined TXOGA as a corporate member in September 2021 and is a key stakeholder in the legislative and regulatory issues impacting the Texas energy industry.

“The Texas oil and gas industry has the opportunity to be a leader in the energy transition. Our industry provides vital energy to the world and has done more to improve environmental standards than any other,” said Rio. “I’m honored to have been elected to serve on the TXOGA Board, and I look forward to actively contributing to the organization’s efforts to improve business policies and industry practices. TXOGA has been influential in matters involving regulatory policies, environmental affairs, safety standards, taxes, and other energy-related matters, and I’m looking forward to having a voice in the process. I am encouraged by the Association’s drive to support the oil and gas industry, and I, and the Milestone team, are excited to join such a strong organization and help Clean Up Energyâ„  for the long term.”

Rio joins more than 50 industry leaders from all segments of the oil and gas industry, who are united in their aspiration to affect positive change in support of the industry and the state of Texas. 

About Milestone Environmental Services

Milestone is an energy waste sequestration company with assets throughout the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale. We are one of the largest independent energy waste sequestration companies in the United States, and a key business partner to energy companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint through cost-efficient waste management solutions. Our network of slurry injection sites and best-in-class E&P landfills provides a new avenue for management and sequestration of hydrocarbon-rich energy waste streams. We are committed to protecting the environment and our communities by offering a better way to manage waste and play a key role in a forward-looking carbon agenda. Milestone is a partner in the transition to a sustainable energy future. For more information, please visit    


The Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) is a statewide trade association representing every facet of the Texas oil and gas industry, including small independents and major producers. Collectively, the membership of TXOGA produces in excess of 80 percent of Texas’ crude oil and natural gas, operates over 80 percent of the state’s refining capacity, and is responsible for the vast majority of the state’s pipelines. In fiscal year 2020, the oil and natural gas industry supported more than 400,000 direct jobs and paid $13.9 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties, funding our state’s schools, roads and first responders.

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