Railroad Commissioner David Porter Outlines Energy Policy to Texas A&M University School of Law


AUSTIN-Railroad Commissioner David Porter today addressed the current state of the oil and gas industry, as well as future developments in Texas energy policy, to students at Texas A&M University School of Law. Porter emphasized the importance of the Railroad Commission’s predictable and common-sense oil and gas regulatory oversight in helping keep Texas as the nation’s top oil and gas producer while protecting public safety and the environment.

“Texas is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, but we aren’t the nation’s leading energy producer because of our geology alone.  Regulatory framework matters, and I can’t emphasize this point enough,” Commissioner Porter said. “As Railroad Commissioner, it is my job to make sure industry produces safely and responsibly, and that they are able to do so in the most efficient, economical way possible – without the burden of excessive regulation.”

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Commissioner Porter was elected statewide to the Texas Railroad Commission on November 2, 2010. A Certified Public Accountant and successful small business owner, Commissioner Porter has worked with oil and gas producers for nearly three decades providing strategic financial advice and tax counsel. He has a long record of pro-business, free market, conservative credentials.