Subscribe to our mailing list Follow Us ABOUT Ryan Sitton is one of the world’s leading experts in energy markets, production and regulation. READ MORE Recent Blog Posts The latest oil and gas news and trends. News and Press The most recent headlines from Ryan Sitton. Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Q&AFriendswood resident and statewide elected official shares his insights By Nora Olabi Community Impact News Jan. 17, 2017 The Railroad Commission of Texas oversees the lifeblood of the state economy—the energy industry. The agency regulates the oil, gas and mining industries, and a three-member commission serves at the head. Each commissioner is elected in a Posted on January 17, 2017NewsStatement from Commissioner Ryan Sitton on EPA Lawsuit Regarding Oil and Gas Waste DisposalAUSTIN, Texas – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton issued a statement regarding the court decision in a civil complaint filed against the EPA: Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-842, which was filed on May 4, 2016. The court decision, announced Dec. 28, directs the EPA to review and update its regulations on oil and gas waste disposal. In Posted on January 4, 2017NewsTexas Oil Regulator: Trump EPA Pick Is Good At ‘Breaking Down Worthless Organizations’By Christopher Helman Dec. 9, 2016 On Wednesday afternoon I was driving southeast from Houston in the direction of the Houston Ship Channel and its dozens of oil refineries and petrochemical plants. The air here is cleaner now than in decades past, thanks in large part to tighter federal air requirements. And despite regulations, Houston’s Posted on December 9, 2016NewsExperts say Wednesday’s OPEC announcement may affect Texas oil productionNov. 30, 2016 By Jeffrey Weiss Dallas News OPEC announced Wednesday that its nations have agreed to cut its oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to boost crude prices. Some American analysts, including several in Texas, have a range of opinions about whether the actual effects will cut world Posted on December 1, 2016NewsStay Connected Photo Gallery See Ryan in action at our latest conferences, seminars and meetings. Ryan speaks with the Texas Standard during the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival. Ryan meets with the leadership team during BP townhall. Ryan discusses seismicity with WFAA-TV. Enjoying family time with Jennifer, Sarah, Luke and Lance. Ryan visits with an inspector at a drill site. Ryan spends the afternoon with his wife, Jennifer, and three children.