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RRC Commissioner Wayne Christian’s Statement on Saudi Arabia Plans to Cut Oil Production

April 03, 2023

AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian issued the following statement regarding news of Saudi Arabia and other nations’ plans to cut oil production by up to 1.15 million barrels a day, starting in May through the end of the year:

“First Russia and now Saudi Arabia, President Biden’s reliance on foreign countries for oil is a doomed energy strategy making our energy more expensive and nation less secure. Mr. President, as I said in February, Texas and other states can make up these production cutbacks. Unleash U.S. oil producers and give the industry the support it needs for the sake of all Americans.”


A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016. Prior to his time at the Commission, Christian served seven sessions in the Texas House of Representatives, accumulating a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations. Christian is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have three daughters, Liza, Lindsey and Lauren. You can  learn more about Chairman Christian here.

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