Commissioner Christi Craddick Highlights Importance of the Coastal Bend in Keeping Texas a Leader in Energy Production

September 02, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick this week outlined the importance of Port Corpus Christi and the entire Coastal Bend region in the flow of energy exports from Texas. Commissioner Craddick made her comments in a joint meeting Thursday with the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi.

“Less than a year ago, the first crude oil exports to leave U.S. shores in more than 40 years set sail from Port Corpus Christi showing Texas energy will compete and win anywhere in the world, and the Coastal Bend will help us lead the charge,” Commissioner Craddick said. “The role of the port in helping Texas remain a global energy leader cannot be overstated, and in fact will only grow more critical with a new harbor bridge and massive infrastructure improvements on the way.”

Christi Craddick was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November 2012 to serve a six-year term as Texas Railroad Commissioner. A native of Midland, Christi is an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.

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