An Energetic Outlook for Texas

by Chairman Christi Craddick

March 07, 2017

AUSTIN – In case you missed it, please see Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick’s editorial on this year’s opportunities for the Texas oil and gas industry published in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Monday, March 6.

“Newfound enthusiasm in the oil patch extends beyond price measures, as producers hold out hope for political changes and economic opportunities that lie ahead,” Craddick said.

“As Texas leads the way in energy development of all sources – from oil and gas to wind – the Texas Railroad Commission seeks to lead the way with a modern regulatory framework that keeps up with the times,” Craddick said. “At the Texas Railroad Commission, we are not only stewards of vital energy resources, but of the public trust. We want to ensure regulatory policies are modern and transparent, conducive to economic growth, and consistent with the environmental standards Texans have come to expect. If we do those things, we will have done our job. And Texas will prosper in 2017, and beyond.”

The editorial can be read in full here

Christi Craddick was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November 2012 to serve a six-year term as Texas Railroad Commissioner. A native of Midland, Christi is an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.

About the Railroad Commission:
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