Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative Will Reduce Bureaucracy, Save Oil Patch Jobs by Commissioner Christi Craddick


AUSTIN – In case you missed it, please see Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick’s editorial on her Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative and its impact on the current and long-term success of Texas’ oil and gas industry published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph Monday.

“The Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative builds upon the successes we have already achieved and makes the agency more effective in the way it regulates the production of energy,” Craddick said. “It means we are applying common sense to reduce bureaucracy so that oil and gas companies can save costs they would have spent complying with over-burdensome rules and instead use those dollars to put Texans back to work in the oilfield. Ultimately, it means business is easier to conduct in Texas, attracting more oil and gas producers to our state, creating more jobs and safely producing more energy. It means Texas can help move the U.S. that much closer to energy independence.”

The editorial can be read in full here.


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.