Christian Joins CNBC’s The Exchange to Discuss Proration & Crude Oil Market Stability

April 16, 2020

AUSTIN –Yesterday, Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian joined Kelly Evans on CNBC’s The Exchange to discuss the agency’s virtual meeting on proration and his thoughts on various efforts to stabilize the worldwide market for crude oil. You can view the interview here or below.

  Chairman Christian speaks on The Exchange

“Yesterday we heard from a desperate industry. About 30,000 people in 86 countries and 49 states tuned in  to our 10 hour meeting, where we heard from over 50 witnesses on the pros and cons of prorating crude oil,” said Chairman Wayne Christian.

“Whether or not proration is the answer, it is imperative we stabilize the international crude market to protect hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs and preserve the national security that comes with American Energy Dominance.”

“The Railroad Commission will reconvene next Tuesday for our monthly open meeting, where we will once again discuss this issue and our various options,” continued Christian. “I will continue to visit with our officials in the Trump Administration and my fellow regulators on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission about what can be done."

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