Christi Craddick addresses Permian Basin Petroleum Association

February 17, 2024

Midland Reporter-Telegram

by Mella McEwen

The Permian Basin Petroleum Association hosted Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick at its February membership luncheon.

Her presentation focused on the rising number of challenges the agency faces from the federal government, from seeking primacy from the Environmental Protection Agency to permit Class VI wells for carbon dioxide injection to uncertainty around the federal dollars to be used for plugging wells under the Inflation Reduction Act.

Craddick told the audience one of the biggest concerns is proposed methane emission rules that have been finalized but not yet published in the Federal Register. She said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been asked to file a lawsuit against the rules once they are published.

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