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.
RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners’ Feb. 13 Conference
The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $384,615 in fines involving 231 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference last week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline Read More...
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for January 2018
The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,166 original drilling permits in January 2018 compared to 956 in January 2017 Read More...
Updates to RRC’s “Call Before You Dig” Requirements Take Effect Feb. 12 - Rule Changes Strengthen Public Safety
Effective next Monday, Feb. 12, Railroad Commission pipeline damage prevention rules require excavators who strike a pipeline while digging to notify the pipeline operator by calling the 811- notification center as soon as possible, but no later than one hour after an incident. Excavators must also call 911 if any natural gas or other product is released when an underground pipeline is struck. These rule updates extend the deadline for pipeline operators and excavators to file a damage report with the Railroad Commission from the current 10 days to Read More...