Commissioner Sitton Addresses the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association’s Annual Meeting

October 27, 2015

BASTROP – Commissioner Ryan Sitton spoke today at the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association’s Annual Meeting. The event was held in Bastrop, Texas. Commissioner Sitton serves as Texas’ representative on the Interstate Mining and Compact Commission.

“Mining for energy in the state of Texas provides a critical component of our energy portfolio,” Commissioner Sitton told the gathering.  “As Texas seeks to expand its energy capabilities in every category, mined energy will remain a key resource.  In 2014, approximately 36 percent of the ERCOT market was supplied by members of TMRA.  Providing low-cost energy to Texans in an environmentally sensitive way is a mission of TMRA’s that I support,” concluded Sitton.

Sitton speaking to crowd in Bastrop, Tx.

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.

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