Commissioner Christian Addresses TXOGA Energy Summit & Visits RRC Corpus District Office

November 15, 2017

AUSTIN– Today, Commissioner Wayne Christian (R – Texas) gave a keynote address at the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) Energy Summit and visited the Railroad Commission of Texas district office in Corpus Christi.

“Texas is on the brink of the next oil and gas boom,” said Christian. “It is the hard work of individuals in this room that have helped make the United States once again a world leader in energy production, fueling the Texas economy and state budget.”

In his speech, Christian discussed his education and workforce initiative and emphasized the importance of training the next generation of skilled employees.

“One of the biggest threats to the next boom, isn’t a lack of natural resources under the ground, but a shortage of trained employees to meet future demand – this must be addressed,” continued Christian.

After his speech, Christian visited the Railroad Commission of Texas district office in Corpus Christi where he emphasized the important work done at the district level to ensure the responsible production of oil and gas.

“The Railroad Commission is not simply three commissioners making decisions down in Austin,” said Christian. “It is an agency of hundreds of hardworking men and women across the state, fighting to ensure Texas remains both prosperous and environmentally safe.”

You can find photos of the events on our Twitter page at @TxRRC.


A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected to join the Railroad Commission of Texas in November 2016. In 1996, Christian was elected to the House of Representatives. During this time, Christian served as Vice-Chair of Regulated Industries and as a multi-term member of the Energy Resource Committee. On these committees, he had direct oversight of the Railroad Commission and accumulated a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations.

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