Commissioner Sitton Addresses Bay Area Economic Partnership


HOUSTON – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton spoke to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Wednesday afternoon. Commissioner Sitton stressed the Bay Area’s critical and central role in Texas’ energy dominance. Commissioner Sitton also spoke on his goal of keeping energy reliable, affordable and as clean as possible. 

“Texas energy innovation fuels freedom,” Commissioner Sitton said. “More reliable energy keeps our economy going. More affordable energy helps everyone, and it helps those whose family and business budgets are tightest the most. Clean energy is the responsible path forward and helps keep our environment sustainable for future generations.” 

Commissioner Sitton spoke about his personal story growing up the son of two teachers in Irving, putting himself through college at Texas A&M, becoming an engineer and founding a successful business before entering public service. 

Ryan Sitton is an inventor, successful entrepreneur and energy expert. He and his wife Jennifer founded PinnacleART in 2006, which employs more than 900 Texans today and is a recognized global leader in reliability and safety. He was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014. 

The Texas Railroad Commission regulates oil and gas development in the Lone Star State.



Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts and founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. As Railroad Commissioner, Sitton uses his technical expertise and business experience to make decisions for the state that are based on sound science and employs a fiscally conservative approach to prioritize the agency’s efforts.