Commissioner Ryan Sitton Discusses “The Energy Race” at the American Petroleum Institute

09/08/2015

HOUSTON – Today Commissioner Ryan Sitton gave the keynote address at American Petroleum Institute-Houston Chapter-General Meeting.

Commissioner Sitton’s presentation, “The Energy Race”, focused on Texas’ ability to fundamentally change the balance of power in global energy production. Commissioner Sitton discussed Texas’ production statistics and trends, examined international factors impacting the global marketplace and described why Texas is well positioned to continue to produce more energy.

“Even in this challenging price environment, Texas continues to produce record amounts of energy,” said Commissioner Sitton. “I truly believe that our long-term fundamentals are so strong that Texas can help lead America to global energy production dominance in the near future. And that translates into enhanced economic security and national security that will make Texas and America stronger. Nobody does a better job producing energy than Texans,” concluded Sitton.   

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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.