"By and large, Texas oil, gas, and pipeline operators continue to do an excellent job in regular maintenance and upkeep but it is prudent, particularly in this environment of heightened awareness and often false accusations, to be ever-vigilant to ensure that our Texas energy sector continues to be the economic development and job creation powerhouse that it is today," Carillo said in a statement on Tuesday.
"I'm urging operators to get out there and make sure they double check their operations. If a valve is leaking, fix it; if a thief hatch is open, close it. Don't wait for us to come inspect the facility and require you to fix the problem," Carillo said.
Source: Dallas Morning News