May 17, 2013
Railroad Commission Chairman Smitherman Tells Harvard Kennedy School Publication “Regulation Needs to be Predictable & Transparent”
In an interview with a Harvard Kennedy School alumni publication, Harvard alumnus Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman emphasized the importance of including all stakeholders in developing predictable and sound energy regulations. Read more....
May 3, 2013
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter Named “Man Of the Year”
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter was awarded “Man of the Year” today by The Oil & Gas Year, a leading industry publication and comprehensive business guide, in recognition of his leading role in the responsible development of the Eagle Ford Shale. Read more...
November 20, 2012
The Commission’s specific responses to the Sunset recommendations can be found here:
Online Filing of G-10s and W-10s coming to RRC Online in September 2013. Read more…
Drilling Permit Processing Time as of May 6, 2013
- Expedited Permits: approximately 2 Business days
- Standard Permits: approximately 5 Business days
New Field Discovery Files
A list of approved Oil and Gas new field discoveries is now available under Publications. Effective February 5, 2013, all current and future approved new field discovery files will be kept in Central Records. The files will also be imaged and made available online through the Oil and Gas Hearings query when received in Central Records.