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 December 2020
AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 486 original drilling permits in December 2020 compared to 803 in December 2019. The December 2020 total includes 424 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, four to re-enter plugged well bores, and 48 for re-completions of existing well bores. Read More...
Railroad Commission Exceeding Goals for Oil and Gas Well Inspections
AUSTIN – In 2018, the Railroad Commission began work toward the ambitious goal of inspecting every one of the nearly 440,000 oil and gas wells in the state at least once every five years. The agency is well on its way to exceeding its goal again this year. Read More...
Jim Wright Staff Appointments
AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Jim Wright is pleased to announce the names and roles of his personal office staff. Read More...