Sessions, Perry Host North Texas Energy Independence Roundtable Discussion

Today, I joined the Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, in hosting a roundtable with North Texas energy industry leaders on making America energy independent. 

As America’s leading energy producer, Texas sets the pace for our nation’s efforts to become energy independent. Today, Secretary Perry and I were able to sit down with local leaders to have a productive and free-flowing discussion on regulations impacting the energy industry and how emerging markets, like China and India, will impact the U.S. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Secretary and our energy producers to support our oil, gas, and alternative energy fields and advance efforts to ensure our continued leadership and economic security.

“It was a pleasure joining Congressman Sessions and energy business leaders for a productive roundtable today to discuss ways we can further unleash our country’s vast resources to achieve energy independence,” said Secretary Perry. “As the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, the United States remains committed to developing our abundant resources in order to provide an affordable and reliable energy supply, while enhancing the economic and national security of our nation.”

Congressman Sessions and Secretary Perry were joined by Ken Hersh, CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center; Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director, George W. Bush Institute; Glenn Adams, CEO, Adexco Production; George Damiris, CEO, HollyFrontier Corp.; Hon. Jeanne L. Phillips, Senior Vice President, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.; David Martineau, Martineau Petroleum, Inc.; Joe Foran, CEO, Matador Resources; David Crockett, SVP, Stonetex Oil Co.; Mari Ruckel, VP, Texas Oil & Gas Association; Ed Longanecker, President, Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association; Curt Morgan, CEO, Vistra Energy; Blake Barfield, HollyFrontier; Sano Blocker, Vistra Energy.

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