Commissioner Ryan Sitton Discusses Opportunities in Energy at Gulf Coast Industry Forum

September 21, 2017

AUSTIN — Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today gave the keynote address at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, which brought together Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressmen Pete Olson and Randy Weber, and hundreds of professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

“Because of what we’re doing in Texas, the U.S. is seeing more opportunities in energy than we have in over 50 years,” Sitton said.

“With our infrastructure and expertise, America is producing energy cleaner and more efficiently than anyone else, which is why countries who are increasing their energy consumption, like China, Pakistan and India, are looking to the U.S. to meet their growing demand. If we continue to invest in our ports, pipelines and refineries, our generation’s legacy will be establishing the U.S. as a global energy powerhouse.”

Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts and founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. As Railroad Commissioner, Sitton uses his technical expertise and business experience to make decisions for the state that are based on sound science and employs a fiscally conservative approach to prioritize the agency’s efforts.

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