Elections 2022VideoVoices of TexasVIDEO: Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian on his Reelection Bid, Texas Oil and Gas Industry

Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian joins senior reporter Brad Johnson to discuss the oil and gas industry in Texas and his ongoing bid for reelection.
October 17, 2022
Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian joined The Texan’s senior reporter Brad Johnson to discuss Texas oil and gas, the Biden administration’s regulation of the industry, and his race for a second term on the commission.

“The trouble is ERCOT and PUC’s hands are now tied,” said Christian. “They’ve got to draw a permanent plan for Texas for electric energy and they can really only use what they have at hand which is wind and solar — which ain’t a good, reliable source to work with.”

“I think it’s going to take somehow the legislature working [on the question of] how do we increase reliable energy in the State of Texas, which everybody I think — with any sense — agrees we need more of.”

Watch the full interview below or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

An interview with Christian’s Democratic opponent, Luke Warford, can be found here.


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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.