COVID-19 Agency News

With the Governor’s disaster declaration and Executive Order related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and his direction to state agencies to provide flexible work and telework policies to employees, the RRC will maintain limited skeleton crews at the William B. Travis building (WBT) and district/regional offices, with other employees telecommuting. This is in effect Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

The Railroad Commission of Texas Open Meeting scheduled for March 31, 2020 has been cancelled.

Important Note for In-person Filings
In an effort to ensure the safety of the public and Railroad Commission staff during the COVID-19 concerns, the RRC is not accepting in-person filings at this time. You may submit filings via U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or United Parcel Service.

Registration Open for RRC Regulatory Forums in Midland


The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will host two one-day Regulatory Forums in Midland on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and Thursday, April 2, 2020. The events will be held at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 W. Interstate 20 West in Midland.

The RRC is hosting these forums to educate and train energy industry representatives on a variety of topics, including:

  • drilling permitting;
  • completions;
  • Form P-16, Acreage Designation;
  • injection well permitting; and
  • pipeline permitting.

The registration fee is $100 per person. For additional event information and to register, visit the RRC website at

When registering online for these forums, under “Attendees setup for RRC Regulatory Forum Midland, TX – April 1st & 2nd, 2020” you must select which day you want to attend by selecting “Day One-Oil and Gas Midland Seminar in Midland, TX” (April 1) or “Day Two-Oil and Gas Midland Seminar in Midland, TX” (April 2). Plus select “None Selected” on the day you do not want to attend.