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 Commissioner Wayne Christian Selected as Vice Chairman of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
AUSTIN – Over the last couple weeks, Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian participated in the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) virtual annual meeting. At the meeting, Christian was selected to be Vice Chairman of the Commission, serving under Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. Read More...
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for October 2020
AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 395 original drilling permits in October 2020 compared to 971 in October 2019. The October 2020 total includes 329 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, three to re-enter plugged well bores, and 41 for re-completions of existing well bores. Read More...
RRC’s Commissioners Take Action to Reduce Flaring by Oil and Gas Industry
AUSTIN – Commissioners for the Railroad Commission of Texas took a critical step on Wednesday, Nov. 4 toward further reducing flaring from oil and gas sites in the state. Read More...