According to an article by the Abilene Reporter-News, the chief oil and gas regulator resigned rather abruptly, exposing that all is not so well within the Texas agency. One Republican leader has even gone so far as to say that the chairwoman of the agency was operating a "dictatorship".
Kimberly Corley put in her resignation for her position as the executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission. Corley had previously worked as an executive for the Shell Oil Company but started working as the exec for the TRRC in 2016. Many people within the Texan oil and gas industries praised her appointment to the role. No word has been given by her regarding this sudden exodus from the state position.
"The agency needed to move in a different direction under the leadership of the Commissioners," said Republican Christi Craddick, the commission's chairwoman.
Things got heated in the state capital as one commissioner accused Craddick of unilaterally invoking the change in leadership. Ryan Sitton told her that this was not a dictatorship in regards to how this ouster is being handled. With lots of bickering and infighting, this new feud seems to be shedding new light on a government entitiy that has been openly criticized for its lack of transparency.
Drama in the Capitol
Apparently nowhere is safe within the oil and gas industries. All jokes aside, it is definitely more dangerous to be on the floor of an oil derrick than on the floor of the capitol building. So many people are harmed in the oil and gas process. From extraction to distribution, there seems to be a lot of people who are either seriously harmed or killed while working to get gasoline to the masses. Sometimes, the accident might be the fault of the worker who was instructed properly, yet disobeys safety rules and other times, the accident can simply be a fault of machinery or an act of nature. From poisonous gas pockets to defective tools, people can be harmed through no fault of their own. If you have been injured while working in the oilfields, you may want to speak to a lawyer.
Oilfield injuries can carry lasting damage with severe financial hardships. Unexpected bills and expenses arise and build up over time since you may not be able to work, or if you have lost a wage earner in your family. We are here to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking compensation for injuries. Let our experience help you determine which path may be best to take towards a better future.
In the event of an accident on the job, you may find yourself in a situation where you could use some legal help in sorting out your affairs. The Galbreath Law Firm is dedicated to helping West Texans to get a fair settlement when they have been harmed by other's negligent or careless actions. Contact us to speak to a someone about your accident. The first consultation is free and we can go over the details of your potential case at no risk to you.