Chairman David Porter Begins Term as Vice Chair of Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission - Assumes higher leadership role to combat federal overregulation and resolve emerging energy issues


OKLAHOMA CITY – Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Chairman David Porter yesterday began his service as Vice Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) – a multi-state agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of the nation’s oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. 

“I am honored to serve as Vice Chairman and help lead our nation’s energy producing states in developing programs and services to resolve mutual industry issues,” Porter said. “And more importantly, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with other leaders to retain primacy of regulation at the state level. Federal overreach is one of the most pressing issues facing the oil and gas industry… and America as a whole.” 

Chairman Porter will serve a one-year term as Vice Chairman, under the leadership of newly elected IOGCC Chairman and Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin. His term will conclude at the IOGCC Annual Meeting in fall 2016. 

IOGCC is a leading authority on domestic oil and gas issues and one of the primary drivers of national energy policy. The organization was formed by energy producing states in 1935 to resolve common industry issues without federal intervention. 

Porter leads the RRC and is Texas’s senior energy regulator. He has served as the Official Representative of Texas to the IOGCC since 2012. Porter was reappointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2014 and elected Second Vice President before assuming his current role.  


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.