Justin Furnace, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), is resigning Aug. 12 and the organization is seeking a replacement. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and management experience, with solid working knowledge of the oil and natural gas business. An understanding of the Texas and U.S. legislative process will also be helpful. Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com by Sept. 15. A search committee will contact finalists. For information, visit www.tipro.org. “This is a critical time for the oil and gas industry, and we feel confident we will find the right candidate to fill the position. In the meantime, we are very fortunate to have Rich Varela, senior vice president and a past TIPRO president, agree to serve as interim president of the association while we search for a new leader; therefore, we will not miss a beat during this transition period,” said TIPRO Chairman David Martineau.
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Texas Senate lawmakers Monday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would abolish the three-member Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) and replace it with the one-member Texas Oil and Gas Commission. The bill is headed for the House Energy Resources Committee, where a three-member commission is favored by Chairman Jim Keffer (R-Eastland).