Railroad Commission of Texas
The Railroad Commission serves Texas through:
- 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.
What We Do
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for July 2020
AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 351 original drilling permits in July 2020 compared to 912 in July 2019. The July 2020 total includes 286 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, six to re-enter plugged well bores and 40 for re-completions of existing well bores.Read More...
RRC Commissioners Assess More Than $1 million in Penalties
AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $1,157,423 in fines involving 389 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ Conference on August 4. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.Read More...
RRC Commissioners Take Major Step to Help Address Oil and Gas Flaring
AUSTIN– Railroad Commission of Texas commissioners today voted to approve draft changes to the Application for Exception to Statewide Rule 32. The changes play a large role in ongoing efforts at the Commission to reduce the amount of flaring in the oil and gas industry in the state. Read More...