Inclement Weather:

  • The San Angelo District Office will have a two hour delay opening at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 22, 2018.
  • The Abilene District Office will be closed Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Notice to Operators - Amendments to Statewide Rule 15: Surface Equipment Removal Requirements for Inactive Wells


As part of the Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative, the Railroad Commission of Texas adopted amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.15 (Statewide Rule 15), relating to Surface Equipment Removal Requirements for Inactive Wells, effective January 1, 2017. 

The adopted changes reduce the regulatory burden on industry, while ensuring both personal and community safety. The amendments to Statewide Rule 15 were enacted to accurately reflect when inactive wells have been returned to active operation.  

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