Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter Hosts 75th Annual Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Meeting in San Antonio

10/30/2012

AUSTIN - As the Official Representative of Texas, Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter is hosting the 75th Annual Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Meeting in San Antonio beginning today.

The meeting will serve as a forum for dialogue between state officials who are helping shape the future of oil and natural gas exploration and production.

“Texas is the perfect location for this meeting, as it is the nation’s top energy producer and, like the IOGCC, is known globally for its leading role in energy policy,” Commissioner Porter said. “I look forward to working with other energy producing states to solve mutual issues and more importantly, to retain primacy of regulation at the state level. Infringement by the federal government is, in my opinion, the biggest issue facing the oil and gas industry and I’m glad to have the opportunity to work with other state regulators who share my concern.”

The IOGCC is a multi-state government agency that works to ensure our nation's oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while protecting health, safety and the environment. It was formed over 70 years ago when several states joined together to resolve common issues in the industry without federal intervention.

Porter was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as the Official Representative earlier this month. As the Official Representative, Porter’s on-going responsibilities include serving as spokesman for the group in Texas, meeting with the Governor to discuss current issues, authoring/sponsoring IOGCC resolutions, voting during business session, participating in committees and regularly attending meetings.

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David J. Porter was elected 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.