Just four days after being sworn in as commissioner of the Texas Railroad Commission, Ryan Sitton shared his aspirations for world domination with pipeline industry executives.
The economic benefits of the Texas oil and gas pipeline industry are resulting in substantial highly compensated employment, investment and economic growth for the state of Texas.
Members of the Texas Pipeline Association congratulate Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on her recent election as the new Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of Texas’ pipeline industry. Chairman Craddick was elected during an open meeting of the Commission on Tuesday.
Thure Cannon, president of the Texas Pipeline Association, says the state’s midstream industry wants regulatory certainty as it builds the infrastructure needed to serve thriving oil-and-gas basins including the Eagle Ford Shale.
The U.S. Department of Transportation gave grants totaling $1.5 million last year to states for safety programs aimed at reducing damage to pipelines.
Twenty states qualified. But not Texas.