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Commissioner Craddick Examines Texas’ Prolific Permian Basin with Regional Experts

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MIDLAND – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today spoke to the West Texas Geological Society at its annual fall symposium in Midland. Commissioner Craddick highlighted the past, present and future importance of the Permian Basin to the Texas energy industry. The technical group meets annually to discuss research, studies, geological analysis and developing technologies in the region that will further the development of one of the country’s most significant oil and gas basins.

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Commissioner Christi Craddick Highlights Importance of the Coastal Bend in Keeping Texas a Leader in Energy Production

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Corpus Christi – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick this week outlined the importance of Port Corpus Christi and the entire Coastal Bend region in the flow of energy exports from Texas. Commissioner Craddick made her comments in a joint meeting Thursday with the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi.

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Commissioner Craddick Cites Importance of Pipeline Safety as State’s Energy Infrastructure Grows

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SAN ANTONIO – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick spoke to members of the Texas pipeline industry today at the annual Railroad Commission Pipeline Safety Conference in San Antonio. Pipeline operators from across the state attended the conference to learn about new or changing rules at the state and federal level and to exchange ideas and best practices with industry members.

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Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick Announces Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative

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AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today announced details of her Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative as the first rule amendments of the project were rolled out during the Commissioners’ open conference. The initiative improves efficiencies for the state’s energy regulatory body, as well as oil and gas producers working to sustain business operations during the current downturn in the energy sector.

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Commissioner Craddick Discusses RRC Emergency Preparedness at National Petroleum Council Meeting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today highlighted Texas’ energy agency’s emergency response policies and actions during recent flooding in Texas at the 126th meeting of the National Petroleum Council (NPC) in Washington D.C. At today’s meeting, council members discussed implementing the NPC’s 2014 report Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters.

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Commissioner Craddick Directs Railroad Commission Staff to Review Processes, Find Efficiencies

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AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today at the Commission’s open meeting directed agency staff to conduct a full review of the Commission’s rules and processes. This initiative is designed to both create efficiencies at the agency and reduce regulatory burdens on industry without impacting environmental or public safety during a slowdown in oil and gas activity in Texas.

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Commissioner Craddick Talks Future of Texas with Youth Leaders from Across the State

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AUSTIN – Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick met with youth leaders from around Texas this week who have come together to learn leadership skills in government, politics and public service. Commissioner Craddick spoke with groups of high school students during the Texas Boys State and Texas Bluebonnet Girls State gatherings in Austin.

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"As a former Railroad Commissioner, I know that Christi brings the right kind of experience to the job."
- Elizabeth Ames Jones, Former Commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas