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Friday, September 27 • 10:15am - 11:15am
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How oil and gas powers the Texas economy

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Russell Gold

Senior Energy Reporter for The Wall Street Journal
Gold has been a reporter in Texas for The Wall Street Journal since 2000. He covers climate change and business and is the author of “Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy” and “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the... Read More →

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Sylvia Kerrigan

Executive Director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business at the University of Texas at Austin
Kerrigan began as executive director of UT Austin’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business in 2017. Previously, she worked at Marathon Oil, which she joined in 1995. She held various leadership roles with the corporation, eventually serving as executive vice president... Read More →
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Brooks Landgraf

State Representative
Landgraf, R-Odessa, has represented House District 81 since 2015. He serves as vice chair of the House Transportation Committee and sits on the Business & Industry Committee. Landgraf is also a business lawyer with experience in the oil and gas and healthcare industries. He currently... Read More →
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Chris Paddie

State Representative
Paddie, R-Marshall, has represented House District 9 since 2013. He serves as chair of the House Energy Resources Committee and sits on the Licensing & Administrative Procedures and Redistricting committees. He is also a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition and the Young Texans... Read More →
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Todd Staples

President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association
Staples has led the Texas and Oil & Gas Association, the state’s oldest and largest oil and gas trade association, since 2014. Previously, he served two terms as Texas agriculture commissioner. Staples was also a member of the Texas House and Senate and a member of the Palestine... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Studio 919 at The Texas Tribune