General Mtg: The Impact and Regulation of Texas Oil & Gas Production

Speaker: CHRISTI CRADDICK, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
Speaker CHRISTI CRADDICK, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
Christi Craddick was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November, 2012 to serve a six-year term as a Commissioner on the Texas Railroad Commission.  A native of Midland, Christi is an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy. Commissioner Craddick formerly ...

Christi Craddick was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November, 2012 to serve a six-year term as a Commissioner on the Texas Railroad Commission.  A native of Midland, Christi is an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.


Commissioner Craddick formerly served as president of a grassroots advocacy firm specializing in coalition building in the public policy arena and development and implementation of issue strategies.


Commissioner Craddick served as the chief political and legal advisor to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Tom Craddick from 2002-2011. In 1994-95, Craddick clerked at the law firm of Jackson Walker, L.L.P., formerly Small, Craig & Werkinthin, where she specialized in agricultural, electric deregulation, environmental, and tax issues.


In 1994, she worked in the legal department of the Railroad Commission of Texas and at the Third Court of Appeals.  Commissioner Craddick also clerked at the law firms of Scott Douglas & McConnico in Austin and Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson in Midland in 1993.  In 1991, she served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Joe Barton.


She earned her Bachelor’s Degree and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, resides in Austin with her daughter, Catherine, and is an active member of St. Austin’s Catholic Church.


 

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 ABSTRACT

Commissioner Craddick will address the impact of the Texas oil and gas industry on the Texas and national economic stage. The role of the Texas Railroad Commission regulating the oil & gas industry in Texas will also be discussed.    

Texas the number one oil and gas producer in the U.S. with a little over 256,000 active oil and gas wells at the end of June, 2014. Texas has a stellar environmental and public safety record, while fostering a job-creating industry that is immensely important to the Texas and U.S. economies.

America’s competitiveness in the world’s oil market and independence from OPEC is led by Texas production and regulation of that production by the Texas Railroad Commission.

The vast amount of energy production occurring in Texas (and in the U.S.) can be part of a solution and an opportunity to address our struggling national economy. Texas specifically presents a strong case as an opportunity to use energy production as a solution for job growth, economic stimulus and long term goals of energy security.

 

  

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Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Oct. 9, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building
800 BELL STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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