Railroad Commission of Texas Mission Statement
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.
Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick Attends Aspen Institute’s Modern Shale Gas and Oil Production Forum
Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick contributed to a series of panel discussions on issues surrounding energy and the environment at the Aspen Institute’s Modern Shale Gas and Oil Production Forum in Aspen, Colo. this week Read More...
Railroad Commission Continues Plugging Orphaned Wells and Site Remediation
In Fiscal Year 2014, the Railroad Commission of Texas has plugged 428 orphaned wells and performed 117 site remediation and cleanup activities, which included plugging five offshore orphaned wells Read More...
Railroad Commission Chairman Smitherman Sends Plea to City of Denton Regarding Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing
Railroad Commission of Texas Chairman Barry Smitherman has sent a letter to the mayor and council members for the City of Denton requesting that they not approve a petition that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing inside the Denton city limits. Read More...