Commissioner Ryan Sitton Talks Energy Opportunities at TXOGA Lone Star Energy Forum

October 20, 2017

THE WOODLANDS — Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today spoke to members of the energy industry, elected officials and academics at the Texas Oil and Gas Association’s Lone Star Energy Forum. The conference explored the growing demand for Texas energy in world markets. 

“Nations around the world are now looking to Texas to fill their energy needs for things like transportation fuels, heating, cooking and electricity generation,” Sitton said.

“Texas produces 41 percent more energy than it consumes and that percentage will continue to grow as the energy industry does what it does best — innovate. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to bolster our economy, enhance our national security and provide clean burning, affordable and reliable energy to countries around the world, and we’ve only just begun. Investing in energy transportation infrastructure like ports and pipelines will allow Texas to displace Russian and Middle Eastern energy, making America more competitive.”

Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Ryan 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, Ryan is committed to fostering an environment where energy can be responsibly produced as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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