"“Thanks to fracking, an environmentally sound well-stimulation technique, Texas oil and natural gas production has skyrocketed, and our state’s Rainy Day Fund, comprised almost exclusively of oil and natural gas severance taxes, is at an all-time high. Our State Highway Fund also received more than $1.1 billion, thanks to fracking.”"

- — Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples on Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s announcement of a $2.27 billion transfer into the State Highway and Rainy Day Funds.