Commissioner Ryan Sitton Partners with Radio Show to Produce ‘The Energy Minute’

June 13, 2018

AUSTIN — Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton recently partnered with “In the Oil Patch,” a radio show produced by Shale Magazine, to produce daily one-minute energy updates with everything Texans need to know about energy prices, current events impacting markets and more. The segment, “The Energy Minute,” is part of a new expansion for “In the Oil Patch” and brings the show to nine signals and five radio stations throughout the state, reaching millions of listeners each week. 

“We have in Texas an opportunity to become the most powerful energy economy in the world, which is why it’s critical that Texans are up-to-date on energy news, regulations and trends impacting them,” Sitton said.

“This radio segment is an effective, educational way to reach millions of Texans, giving them the information they need to feel confident about producing a massive part of the world’s energy right in our backyard.” 

To hear “The Energy Minute,” Texans can tune in on KSIX in Corpus Christi, KWEL in Midland, Freedom 1160 in San Antonio, KRTH in Houston, and KFXR in Dallas. 

“Oil and gas in Texas are significant sources of economical development and high paying jobs for our great state,” Kym Bolado, publisher and CEO of Shale Magazine, said. “Informing and educating the community on energy topics is our mission, and we are fortunate to have the assistance of the Railroad Commission of Texas and Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton to help us achieve this goal.”


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.


About the Railroad Commission:
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.