RRC Open Meeting
The Railroad Commission of Texas has scheduled an open meeting (conference) for today, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. Click HERE to view the webcast.
MIDLAND –Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter today at the 21st Annual Executive Oil Conference discussed the current state of the oil and gas industry and the important roles of leadership, law and policy when developing energy resources. Porter—who heads the state agency that regulates oil and gas exploration and production in Texas—emphasized that a strong, stable regulatory environment is critical to the health of the energy industry, especially with recent volatility in energy markets.
“Texas is stronger today because of oil and gas shale development. The success of shale is largely due to our regulatory environment and industry-leading innovation,” Porter said. “During this downturn, we need to make sure the energy industry is able to produce fairly, efficiently and economically, so we can continue building upon that strength. We need state and national leaders that will help us keep our job growth strong and our economy thriving, and leaders who will make energy independence a priority.”
Porter applauded the Texas energy industry for improvements in its best practices and attributed those changes to Texas’ continued strength during times of economic challenge.
“We’ve maintained record production levels – in the face of major challenges – here in Texas because industry has become more innovative and more efficient, and that is an accomplishment to be very proud of,” Porter said.