Point of View - TAEP's Mills trying to bring stability to Texas indies

Volatility has plagued the independent oil and gas producers in Texas for more than a decade. And they are on that rollercoaster ride because independents are price-takers, rather than price-makers.That's the view of Alex Mills, president of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, who is well aware of the problems facing the independents.As head of the 1,900-member organization, Mills also has his hands full keeping the interests of the Texas independents from being lost in the shuffle of government policymakers."Our main focus," says Mills, "is the Texas Railroad Commission [TRC]. What it does has an impact on our members' lives each day."And, he says, the Texas legislature meets...

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