Inclement Weather Office Closures Alert

Wednesday, February 1: Austin (William B. Travis Building & Promontory Point locations).

Tuesday, January 31: Abilene, Austin (William B. Travis Building & Promontory Point locations), Fort Worth, Kilgore, Midland, San Angelo, San Antonio and Wichita Falls.

Staff is teleworking and available to respond to emergencies. For emergencies call toll-free at 844-773-0305 or email Publicassist@rrc.texas.gov.

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Register Using CERTS, the Event Registration System

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

Ample Natural Gas Supply Available During Winter Storm Mara: RRC is Monitoring Round-the-Clock

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas’ preparations for Winter Storm Mara began well ahead of time as we began tracking the approaching weather last week; activated the RRC Emergency Management Team on Sunday; and also issued a notice to operators on Sunday on the incoming impact to the state.   

The agency has been meeting daily for the last three days with gas utilities that serve residences, and held conference calls this morning with those utilities as well as the state’s major oil and gas producers and pipeline operators.

All facets of the gas supply chain - production, pipeline transportation and underground gas storage - are reporting no major issues. Preliminary estimates from S&P Global indicate daily production of 25 billion cubic feet.  Gas supply remains steady throughout the supply chain.

The RRC is committed to helping ensure there is adequate gas supply for home heating and power generation to protect millions of Texans during the winter storm.

We are also working at the State Operations Center, side by side with agencies such as the Public Utility Commission, ERCOT and the Texas Department of Transportation to address any requests for assistance oil and gas operators have.

Operators are dealing with icy road conditions in several parts of the state that could affect movement of crews and equipment, and the RRC is working directly with state and local partners to address those issues. We want to remind operators and all Texans to be mindful of road conditions and stay safe.


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