Statement by Railroad Commission Chairman Smitherman on Today’s Rule Amendment Adoption Allowing Indoor Residential Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling

Dec 4 2012

AUSTIN, TX (Dec. 4, 2012) – The Railroad Commission—the state’s chief energy regulator— today adopted an amendment to existing regulations to facilitate the installation of residential natural gas refueling inside a garage or building, with certain specific safety requirements.  This amendment removes unnecessary regulatory hurdles to help increase the public’s use of natural gas-powered vehicles….

U.S. Energy Revolution Transforms Climate Debate

Dec 4 2012

(CNN) – The last few years have seen the beginnings of an energy revolution in the U.S. The coming of shale gas and now shale oil has transformed not just its energy outlook, but also the climate change debate. The game has changed: Energy independence, the goal first set by Nixon in the early 1970s, looks…