TEXAS: Reform of oil and gas regulator dies in Legislature Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 HOUSTON -- An effort to reform Texas' state oil and gas regulator is officially dead. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.