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News Release
Monday, October 02, 2017

COMMISSIONER CHRISTIAN KICKS OFF ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH
AT INTERSTATE OIL AND GAS COMPACT COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING

AUSTIN - Today, Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian kicked off "Energy Awareness Month" at the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In September 1991, President George H.W. Bush declared October National Energy Awareness Month, encouraging government and organizations to raise awareness of the importance regarding sustainably managing the nation's energy resources.

"Most people do not realize how much energy and petroleum products impact their day-to-day lives," said Christian. "Oil is used to make a lot more than just gasoline. Petroleum is essential for the creation of cosmetics, medicine, asphalt, fabrics, plastics and even many foods."

"Texas leads the nation in the production of oil and natural gas, producing more than 2.4 million barrels of crude and 17.25 million MCF of gas per day" continued Christian. "This production has helps keep our energy prices low, while creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and fostering economic growth. This energy awareness month, take some time to think about how your life would be different without the energy and petroleum products we take for granted each day."

In April, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Christian the Official Representative of Texas to IOGCC. The IOGCC is one of the oldest and largest interstate compacts in the nation, formed more than 80 years ago when several states joined together to resolve common issues in the industry without federal intervention.




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