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ICYMI: Read Chairman Christian’s Facts About Flaring in This Week’s USA Today Op-ed

August 02, 2019

AUSTIN – ICYMI, check out what Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian has to say about flaring in Texas oilfields this week in an op-ed published July 30 in USA Today

While it is always preferable for natural gas be used for its intended purpose of providing cheap, dependable energy, flaring is an important part of America’s rise to energy dominance. Instead of venting gas into the air, flaring is a safer environmental option and prevents pollution by burning gas, Chairman Christian notes in his USA Today op-ed, which can be read here.


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Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.