By Chairman Christi Craddick When the Railroad Commission was given oversight of the energy industry in March 1919, Texas was awash in wildcatters, speculators and roughnecks drilling oil and gas…

“Texas has ports, we have pipes, we have the infrastructure to get our product to market, but we need to continue developing all of that.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas…

Railroad commissioners voice doubts that Permian Basin flaring is more prevalent than reported

A gas flare burns bright on a production site northeast of Andrews in the Permian Basin of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune Top officials from the Texas…

Report: Permian Basin oil producers flaring more natural gas than reported

A flare burns on May 24, 2018, atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad. The oil-rich Permian Basin straddles West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Robin Zielinski for the…

Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency

A historic oil and gas boom is underway in West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune Texas has been a key oil-and-gas-producing state for more than a century. It’s…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

“The industry’s ability to innovate has made Texas the most profitable region in the world for energy development. . . “ Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Railroad Commission Chairman…

Also launches new one-stop elections resource website Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced it is endorsing the following candidates in statewide races…

Releases Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative Phase Two Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today announced the second phase of the Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative as part…

By Chairman Christi Craddick Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – The Lone Star State is blessed with strong energy and agriculture industries, both of which sustain thousands of…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “What a difference the past year’s made,” says Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick, contrasting the Trump and Obama Administration’s effects on Texas’ economy.…

CRADDICK on  NAFTA: Mend It, Don’t End It

Texas products & innovations create opportunities, flow south in record numbers By Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Many Texans support NAFTA based on…

Commits to Addressing Energy Infrastructure Challenges, Support for Carbon Capture Technology Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick this week attended the 127th meeting of…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Please see Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick’s statement below regarding the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) efforts during Hurricane Harvey: “Railroad Commission personnel continue to…

Priorities Include More Inspectors, IT Modernization, and Sustainable Revenue Source Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today presented the Railroad Commission’s 2018-19 biennial budget request…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian took his oath of office with more than 250 of his closest friends, family and supporters in attendance. U.S.…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “We are in a pivotal time for enormous energy growth in the United States, and particularly in Texas,” said Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick…

By Christi Craddick Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Oil and gas is not only a big part of our state’s economy – it is a Texas way of life.…

MILLS: Obama Admin Attempts Overhaul of Energy System Via Regulations

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: Oil & Gas Industry Facing Attacks, Challenges By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – President Obama’s administration has become legendary in bureaucratic circles by adopting more…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  (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…