Chairman Christi Craddick Talks North American Energy Integration with the Texas Energy Council

05/07/2015

DALLAS – Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick spoke today on a panel at the 27th Annual Texas Energy Council Symposium in Dallas. Chairman Craddick and panel members addressed questions about recent energy reforms in Mexico and how to integrate Canada and Mexico into a U.S.-led North American energy renaissance.

“In asserting the importance of advanced energy policies for our nation, we must also acknowledge the power of a regional approach combining the strengths found across North America,” Craddick said. “A lockstep plan with our North American trade partners and neighbors—focused on the full development of our oil and gas resources, infrastructure, regulatory policies and workforce—would provide North America as a whole with immense, long-term economic growth and the true potential for energy independence. Across this continent, with our friends in Canada and Mexico, we have some of the largest proven reserves in the world. Our policies must keep pace with industry technology and guide both resource and infrastructure development to our betterment.”

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.