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2010-10-28 / General Stories

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER:

Six-year term (on a three-person commission). Must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States, resident and registered voter of Texas. Among duties: regulation of the oil and natural gas industry, including drilling production and environmental protection; natural gas utilities; natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline safety; surface mining of coal, uranium, and iron ore gravel, including land reclamation; transportation and storage of liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas; encourages the use of clean-burning propane and researches new technologies for its use. Current annual salary: $92,217 $137,500 ROGER GARY (L): No reply received
DAVID PORTER (R): I have spent three decades working with independent oil and gas producers, operators, oilfield service companies and royalty owners providing accounting, financial and tax counsel. As a small business owner from the Permian Basin,  I know first-hand the challenges the industry faces, from financial to regulatory to environmental. DAVID PORTER (R): I have spent three decades working with independent oil and gas producers, operators, oilfield service companies and royalty owners providing accounting, financial and tax counsel. As a small business owner from the Permian Basin, I know first-hand the challenges the industry faces, from financial to regulatory to environmental.
JEFF WEEMS (D): I worked offshore to pay for college. 1983 high honors graduate from the University of Texas in Petroleum Land Management. Worked at Shell as a landman. 1989 honors graduate from Texas Law School. Over 20 years as an energy litigator,  currently administrative partner at firm. Voted Energy Super Lawyer (2007). JEFF WEEMS (D): I worked offshore to pay for college. 1983 high honors graduate from the University of Texas in Petroleum Land Management. Worked at Shell as a landman. 1989 honors graduate from Texas Law School. Over 20 years as an energy litigator, currently administrative partner at firm. Voted Energy Super Lawyer (2007).
ART BROWNING (G): I have worked in the oil and gas business as a geologist since 1975, earned degrees at Ohio State, and hold TBPG Certificate #6148. My experience includes exploration and production on four continents where I have seen a range of practices in the business, good and not so good. ART BROWNING (G): I have worked in the oil and gas business as a geologist since 1975, earned degrees at Ohio State, and hold TBPG Certificate #6148. My experience includes exploration and production on four continents where I have seen a range of practices in the business, good and not so good.

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