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Texas RR commissioner Sitton’s ethics questioned

Texas Railroad Commission, Sitton

When Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, was picked by President Trump as secretary of state, immediately there were questions about potential conflicts of interest and the oil tycoon’s ability to made conflict-free decisions in his new role. So he agreed to sell more than 600,000 shares of his company, worth more than $54 million. He gave up potential ...

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Broad approach needed to pinpoint earthquake causes

Requiring oil and gas drillers to provide additional data and developing better maps that detail underground fault lines would help state officials — and the public — come to a better understanding of why the Earth is suddenly on the move in North Texas. The ideas came during a sometimes testy meeting Friday in Austin between scientists and oil and ...

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Railroad Commission again threatened with name change

Call them choo-choos, cabooses, or trains: The Texas Railroad Commission has practically nothing to do with them. For years, some lawmakers have vainly tried to change the name of the state agency that regulates oil and gas operations. The latest proposal, from state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, would change the name of the agency to the Texas Energy Commission. Phillips ...

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RRC speaks with confidence on the future of Texas energy

Two commissioners from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) made appearances across Texas Thursday to discuss the impact of energy policy and the future of Texas oil and natural gas. Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton gave a keynote speech in regards to energy policy and the potential for future oil and gas industry growth in Texas and the United States at ...

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Ryan Sitton gears up For RRC position

Commissioner-Elect Ryan Sitton will be sworn in as the Texas Railroad Commission’s 49th commissioner next Monday in Austin. Sittion’s political race began back in March when he finished second in the GOP primary with slightly over 30 percent of the votes. Qualifying for a slot in the runoff election, Sitton won the party’s nomination against former State Representative Wayne Christian ...

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Texas GOP picks Sitton as railroad commissioner

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oil engineer Ryan Sitton has overcome a big deficit in the March primary to win a runoff for the Republican nomination for railroad commissioner. Sitton is the CEO of energy consultant PinnacleAIS and has never held elected office. He trailed former Texas House lawmaker Wayne Christian by 12 points after the primary and focused ...

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