ICYMI: Railroad Commissioner Sitton Discusses the Importance of Texas Natural Gas & the Trans-Pecos Pipeline

June 28, 2016

AUSTIN —Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton discusses the importance of natural gas to Texas’ future and how vital the Trans-Pecos pipeline will be to both Texas and Mexico in two interviews with the Midland Reporter-Telegram this week. 

In Case You Missed It, Commissioner Sitton’s discussion on Texas’ role in natural gas production and how he feels the federal government unnecessarily takes too long when permitting liquefied natural gas export facilities can be found here. 

Sitton also outlines the importance of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline to Texas and Mexico here. 


Elected to the Railroad Commission Nov. 4, 2014 to a six-year term, Commissioner Ryan Sitton won the general election with over 58 percent of the vote.Sitton is a native Texan who grew up in the Irving area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry. In 2006 Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.


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/.