ICYMI: Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter Testifies Before U.S. Agriculture Committee To End Federal Oil Export Ban


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter testified before the U.S. Agriculture Committee last Wednesday on the importance of ending the federal ban on oil exports. Porter said allowing Texas and U.S. producers to compete in international energy markets will create jobs and economic prosperity for American workers and continue to strengthen the nation’s economy.

At the Committee hearing, Porter said, “Allowing the free trade of oil would make the U.S. a true global energy leader and super power.  It would mean hundreds of thousands of new jobs for Americans, thriving communities with vibrant economies, and families saving money every time they fill up their cars.  This is the world I want to live in, and the world we can live in if Congress and the President take immediate action to lift the crude oil export ban.”

To view Chairman Porter’s testimony, click here.


Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter was elected statewide by the people of Texas to serve as a member of the Commission in November 2010. A Certified Public Accountant and successful small business owner, Chairman Porter has worked with oil and gas producers for nearly three decades providing strategic financial advice and tax counsel. He is the senior member of the Commission with a proven record of principle-driven, free market conservative leadership.