Commissioner Craddick Discusses Future of Texas Energy at Greater Houston Partnership

Praises Region’s Energy Leadership

October 26, 2016

HOUSTON – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today visited with members of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Energy Advisory Committee about the current strength of the Texas energy industry and impacts to major energy hubs throughout the state.

“The Greater Houston region remains critical to the success of Texas’ overall energy industry and will continue to serve as the state’s energy center for the foreseeable future,” Craddick said. “The region is unique in that it has not only centralized the industry’s intellectual capital but also provides a nexus for infrastructure in an optimal location for exporting our state’s mineral resources.  Houston continues to be the energy capital of Texas and arguably the world, helping drive innovation and growth in this vital industry, and I will ensure that growth continues.”

Greater Houston Partnership is comprised of community-minded business leaders who share an interest in Houston's positive growth. The Partnership addresses Houston's unique challenges, and champions the growth and success of the Greater Houston region.

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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