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Individuals registering for RRC alternative fuel training, continuing education and exam events will now register using the  Certification Exam Registration & Training System or CERTS. The online system allows individuals working in alternative fuels industries to register and pay for a class and/or exam in a single transaction.


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Who Regulates Railroads in Texas?

The Railroad Commission of Texas no longer has any jurisdiction or authority over railroads in Texas, a duty which was transferred to other agencies, with the last of the rail functions transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation in 2005 ...


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Recent News

Texas Drilling Permit and Completion Statistics for November 2022

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 678 original drilling permits in November 2022 compared to 842 in November 2021. The November 2022 total includes 574 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 21 to re-enter plugged wellbores and 77 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in November 2022 is 161 oil, 70 gas, 419 oil or gas, 23 injection and five other permits.

In November 2022, Commission staff processed 821 oil, 141 gas and 207 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions, compared to 541 oil, 122 gas and 53 injection completions in November 2021.

Total well completions processed for 2022 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries and re-completions are 12,474 compared to 8,483 recorded during the same period in 2021.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found at this link:

https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/drilling-information/monthly-drilling-completion-and-plugging-summaries/

 

TABLE 1 NOVEMBER 2022 TEXAS OIL AND GAS NEW DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT                        

PERMITS TO DRILL
NEW OIL/GAS HOLES   

NEW OIL
COMPLETIONS   

NEW GAS
COMPLETIONS 

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA       

63

118

12

(2) REFUGIO AREA

52

60

11

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

17

10

2

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

16

2

7

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

4

5

0

(6) EAST TEXAS

26

3

14

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

12

19

1

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

46

95

0

(8) MIDLAND

292

359

67

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

12

18

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

25

14

6

(10) PANHANDLE

9

4

4

TOTAL

574

707

124

*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at https://rrc.texas.gov/media/3bkhbut0/districts_color_8x11.pdf.


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