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
RRC Commissioners Assess More Than $738,000 in Penalties
AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $738,082 in fines involving 187 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ Conference on Oct. 20. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. Read More...
Despite Pandemic, Railroad Commission of Texas Outperforms Legislative Targets for Safety, Environmental Inspections
AUSTIN – Various restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop Railroad Commission staff from continuing their tireless work of protecting public safety and the environment Read More...
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for September 2020
AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 437 original drilling permits in September 2020 compared to 796 in September 2019. The September 2020 total includes 371 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, two to re-enter plugged well bores, and 41 for re-completions of existing well bores.Read More...