Commissioner Ryan Sitton Discusses Current Energy Landscape with Landmen

03/19/2015

HOUSTON – Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today addressed the Association of Professional Landmen at the Petroleum Club of Houston. Commissioner Sitton discussed the current landscape of energy production in Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas’ regulatory efforts to protect public safety and the environment while providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment that allows the industry to make Texas the dominant global leader in oil and gas production.

“Texas energy producers are the best in the world,” Commissioner Sitton said.  “Landmen play an important role in Texas energy production, and it was my honor to visit today with the Houston Association of Professional Landmen.  I always enjoy speaking with groups of people involved in the energy industry to hear what they need from the Railroad Commission and how we can better serve them and all the people of Texas.  I want Texas to lead the world in energy production and will do everything in my power to ensure we have the right regulatory policies in place to make that happen."

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Elected to the Railroad Commission Nov. 4, 2014 to a six-year term, Commissioner Ryan Sitton won the general election with over 58 percent of the vote.Sitton is a native Texan who grew up in the Irving area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry. In 2006 Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.