Notice To Gas Facility Operators and Gas Pipeline Facility Operators

Preparation by Operators for Winter 2021-2022

October 07, 2021

Senate Bill 3 states the Railroad Commission of Texas shall require gas supply chain facilities and gas pipeline facilities, respectively, to “implement measures to prepare to operate during a weather emergency.”  Adoption of the rules is tied to the map to be published by the Texas Electricity Supply Chain Security and Mapping Committee no later than September 1, 2022. Operators of gas supply chain facilities and gas pipeline facilities under the Commission’s jurisdiction are expected to take all necessary measures to prepare to operate in extreme weather conditions during the winter season of 2021-2022. The Commission’s highest priority is to ensure that should another extreme winter weather event occur, all available natural gas under the jurisdiction of the Commission in the state is available to be utilized for reliable energy sources for Texans. The Commission is taking additional steps including on-site visits to assess operator preparedness. To ensure that gas facility operators and gas pipeline facility operators are implementing measures to prepare to operate during extreme weather conditions prior to publication of the map, the Commission’s Oil and Gas Division and Oversight and Safety Division jointly issue the following best practices for weatherization:

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