Recently elected Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian took his oath of office Monday. "It is a tremendous honor and responsibility to serve the state of Texas in this capacity," he said. "I look forward to ensuring the Texas Railroad Commission continues its 125-year legacy of encouraging responsible energy production and creating jobs." He joins Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioner Ryan Sitton as the third member of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

EQT Corp. said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that Senior Vice President Randall Crawford will resign his position on Feb. 28. Crawford also serves as COO of EQT Midstream Services LLC, the general partner of the company's midstream master limited partnership, EQT Midstream Partners LP. The company did not say why Crawford is stepping down, only wishing him well in "the next phase of his life." Crawford will leave the company after working there for two decades. CEO David Porges is set to retire sometime in the first quarter. He will be replaced by President Steven Schlotterbeck.