Commissioner Craddick Calls for Greater Cooperation Between Texas, Mexican Energy Officials to Benefit Shared Economy

Congressman Cuellar Hosts U.S., Mexico Officials at Texas A&M International University

October 02, 2015

LAREDO – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today called for greater cooperation between Texas and Mexican energy officials during an international roundtable on oil and gas development. The discussion, hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, included U.S. and Mexican officials. 

“Sharing in the great economic wealth generated across our border means that Texas and Mexico naturally share similar concerns in the development of our mineral resources, including workforce capital, infrastructure that responds to our supply and demand needs, and regulatory compatibility,” Craddick said. 

The high-level gathering focused on developing a unique bi-national partnership including senior level executives in the oil and gas sectors, elected officials, and agency administrators, and worked to establish knowledge and cooperation in cross-border energy trade opportunities in both countries. 

“As Mexico’s newly privatized energy industry continues to develop and looks to maximize productivity, the Railroad Commission looks forward to sharing our expertise that has made places like the Eagle Ford Shale and others so successful,” Craddick said. “North America’s energy opportunity is endless if we can find commonality on these important issues in unity with our North American partners.” 

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.


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