TotalEnergies SE CEO Patrick Pouyanné wasn’t born in Texas but as many who have migrated to the state say, he got there as fast as he could.

In transactions over the past month, the French-based major has acquired additional Texas stakes in the Eagle Ford Shale, a carbon capture project in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), as well as three natural gas-fired power plants. 

The Lone Star State is the center of the natural gas world, Pouyanné told an industry audience last month at CERAWeek by S&P Global. He said at the time that the company had bought a 20% stake in the Dorado leases in the Eagle Ford held by Lewis Energy Group. 

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