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Christi Craddick Elected Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission

September 22, 2020

AUSTIN – Commissioner Christi Craddick was unanimously elected Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas during today’s Commission conference.  Following her election, Chairman Craddick gave remarks on her agenda for the agency.

“I am honored to be selected to serve as Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. I am proud of the hard work that this Commission has completed under Chairman Christian’s leadership, and look forward to continuing with the ongoing efforts that are so vital to the success of the energy industry. Continuing to provide regulatory certainty to the energy sector will be a priority to me, and I look forward to maintaining the high standards that this Commission is known for.”

“Heading into the 2021 Legislative Session, I look forward to addressing the issues facing the industry and this agency. Securing adequate and consistent funding for the Railroad Commission, completing the IT update that will modernize our agency, providing reasonable administrative relief to operators suffering through the global economic crisis, and maintaining health and safety standards for all Texans will all be top priorities.”


Christi Craddick was first 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:
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/.