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TEXAS GATHERING COMPANY

FALL 2015

Louisiana and the rest in Texas. Davis says the oil producers Texas Gathering Company serves resemble the
company in a lot of ways. "They're all mom and pops
and small-business owners," he says.

FIRST PRIORITY
Texas Gathering Company has built up its customer base
over the years by treating each and every one of them
as if they are the company's most important customer.
"We have created our sales strategy around proving to
our customers that they are our first priority," Davis
says. "Our goal is and has always been to establish and
foster long-term relationships with our customers. It is
a constant process to ensure all of the customer's needs
are met and they are satisfied with the service we are
providing. Everything we do, we first ask ourselves, 'How
will this affect the customer?' We are always looking for
ways to improve our service and welcome feedback from
our clients.
"Beyond that, we try to build assets in the right places
that offer us optionality so that we can provide long-term
security that our price and service will stay rate-able,"
Davis continues. "If I can move a client's oil safely,
efficiently and pay them a fair value while maintaining a
relationship of trust and reliability, I can be a producer's
gatherer long term, and that's the goal."
Davis says being accessible to its customers is another
way in which Texas Gathering Company distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack. "We try to differentiate our
company based on outstanding customer service while
being competitive pricewise with any competition," he
says. "One of the things that sets our company apart is
the fact that we are always available to our customers.
When a customer calls Texas Gathering Company, they
are going to reach a real person, not an automated system.
Our dispatch offices are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, and our drivers gather and haul 24/7 as well.
We pride ourselves on being dependable. One of the main
goals in our service is our 48-hour turnaround - we strive
to guarantee that all loads are dispatched and picked up
within 48 hours of that call-in."

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"If I can move a client's oil safely,
efficiently and pay them a fair value
while maintaining a relationship of
trust and reliability, I can be a producer's
gatherer long term, and that's the goal."
// TRAVIS DAVIS, president

ducers. However, the shale plays that recently have been
tapped have made it easier for a single producer to supply
a much larger supply of crude oil.
Even though this trend has had an impact on the
market, Davis says Texas Gathering Company remains
in good shape to continue on its growth track over the
coming years. He says the company sees tremendous potential on the Gulf Coast, for example, and the company
has started to push into west Texas. For Texas Gathering
Company, diversification will be the key to maintaining
its success well into the future. "I think that we'll start
taking on more projects like asset-based plays," Davis
says. "I could see us getting a lot bigger." EMI

STILL GROWING
One of the most recent trends sweeping the marketing
and gathering side of the crude oil industry is that many
refineries are starting to deal directly with producers,
rather than purchasing through an intermediary like
Texas Gathering Company. Davis says in the past, most
refineries preferred to work with a marketer because it
was easier than dealing with a large group of small proemi-magazine.com 113


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