Railroad Commission of Texas Presents 2016 Year in Review

12/20/2016

AUSTIN –The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the agency’s 2016 Year in Review highlighting many of the regulatory agency’s accomplishments during the past year. The Year in Review reflects significant milestones, exciting changes and a continuing commitment to protecting public safety and our natural resources while maintaining a fair and stable regulatory environment.

During 2016, the Commission celebrated its 125th anniversary, welcomed new leadership, implemented technology advancements, enhanced regulations and improved communication across all agency divisions. The 2016 Year in Review details these accomplishments and includes video, photos, infographics and links to additional information. The Year in Review can be found here.

The Commission regulates oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline safety, surface mining, natural gas utilities and alternative fuels.

The Railroad Commission encourages everyone to share the 2016 Year in Review using the hashtag #TxRRC.

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About the Railroad Commission

Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov.