Dallas, Texas – January 19, 2015 - Breitling Energy Corporation (OTCBB: BECC) announces the appointment of its Chairman and CEO, Chris Faulkner to a prominent energy committee that will advise the incoming Lieutenant Governor on the future needs and direction of energy policy in Texas, the largest energy producing state in the country.
Republican Dan Patrick handily won the election for Lieutenant Governor in November, and will be sworn in officially tonight. Ahead of the inauguration, Patrick’s team reached out to business leaders across the state, assembling 55 top leaders from both sides of the aisle, appointed to six committees affecting the major economic legislative issues such as energy, water, taxes, transportation and the economy. Faulkner was appointed to the energy committee along with eight other members, including Kelcy Warren of Energy Transfer Partners and committee chairman, the notable T. Boone Pickens.
According to Patrick’s office, the intent of the committees is to assemble the best and brightest business leaders in the state to inform the Lieutenant Governor from the private sector’s perspective, something they said is notably missing from politics in Washington, D.C. “This is the first time this has been done before, and the Lieutenant Governor is wise to bring the state’s best people – businessmen who are in the trenches and know what the issues are – put them in a room and ask what’s affecting you,” Faulkner said.
“Everyone on the committee knows what the key issues are. It doesn’t matter the size of the company, these issues are affecting hundreds of thousands of people who work in oil and gas in Texas, and it’s nice to have industry people working together to make recommendations on what’s best for Texas. We focused on five key areas and will be drafting our thoughts that will go straight to Mr. Patrick’s desk,” Faulkner added.
In Texas, the Lieutenant Governor plays a prominent role in formulating and implementing state policy. As President of the Texas State Senate, he is responsible for helping create legislation, driving the legislative agenda, and navigating what bills take priority. The 84th Texas Legislature went into session January 13, 2015 and is scheduled to meet for 140 days.
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Breitling Energy Corporation is a growing U.S. energy company based in Dallas, Texas engaged in the exploration and development of high-probability, lower risk onshore oil and gas properties. The Company’s dual-focused growth strategy primarily relies on leveraging management’s technical and operations expertise to grow through the drill-bit, while also growing its base of non-operating working interests and royalty interests. Breitling Energy’s oil and gas operations are focused primarily in the Permian Basin of Texas and the Mississippi oil window of southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma, with non-operating investments in Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Mississippi. Breitling Energy Corporation is traded over the counter under the ticker symbol: BECC. Additional information is available at www.breitlingenergy.com.
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