Submitted by Heather Ball, Assistant Director Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division of RRC.
Caption: Panelists (l to r) Dr. Ken Morgan, Director, Texas Christian University Energy Institute; Lynn Lyon, Director of Fuel Market Development, Pioneer Natural Resources; RRC Commissioner David Porter; George E. King, Engineering Advisor, Apache Corporation; and State Representative Jason Isaac.
On August 19 Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter hosted the first-ever Texas Natural Gas Panel at the Railroad Commission of Texas’ annual Oil and Gas Regulatory Conference in San Antonio. Panelists described opportunities for using natural gas in transportation and upstream markets and the economic benefits that natural gas engine fuel brings to Texas.
The event marks the first time the Regulatory Conference’s agenda has convened a high-level panel focused on natural gas vehicle and upstream markets. The event continues Commissioner Porter’s ongoing series of statewide workshops and seminars that began with the launch of his Natural Gas Initiative in October 2013.
The Conference panel will be followed in Austin on October 23 by the first Texas Natural Gas Summit, coordinated by Commissioner Porter. The Summit will connect industry leaders with job seekers; showcase advanced natural gas technology and equipment; and feature workshops for fleet managers and exploration and production operators. For more information on this event, please visit: http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/alternative-fuels/public-education-and-outreach/alternative-fuel-events/texas-natural-gas-summit/