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The Texas Railroad Commission Centennial Documentary (1991)

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    The Texas Railroad Commission (name itself and relation to responsibilities an interesting discussion) is a little known, but immensely powerful, and some would argue, immensely flawed,...

    The Texas Railroad Commission (name itself and relation to responsibilities an interesting discussion) is a little known, but immensely powerful, and some would argue, immensely flawed, governmental institution.

    This centennial documentary is as laudatory as any self-produced account can be expected to be, though it does offer a number of items worth further exploration -- the role of railroads in the 19th century, petroleum, Rule of Capture, proration, "hot oil", the New London School, and more.

    I'd stumbled across this a few years ago, it's proved illuminating.