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RRC Press Releases

APRIL

Commissioner David Porter Hosts Third NGV Workshop in Laredo
April 17, 2014
Workshop Focuses on How to Save Money and Grow Market for Natural Gas. Read more...

Commissioner Christi Craddick Applauds Success of Railroad Commission Recycling Measures on One Year Anniversary of Rule Amendments
April 15, 2014
Today, Commissioner Christi Craddick highlighted progress made by the Texas oil and gas industry in water conservation, aided by the Railroad Commission’s recycling measures enacted one year ago to date. Read more...

MARCH

Railroad Commission Chairman Smitherman Congratulates AG’s Office on Successful Disposition in Court on Dos Republicas Mining Permit
March 31, 2014
Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman congratulates the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in obtaining a successful disposition in court last Thursday on the Dos Republicas Coal Partnership permit application. Read more...

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick Says USFW Listing of Lesser Prairie Chicken Infringes on States’ Rights and Private Property Rights
March 28, 2013
Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick said today the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act is a critical loss for states’ rights and for Texas private property rights. Read more...

Railroad Commission Hires Seismologist
March 28, 2014
Railroad Commission Executive Director Milton Rister announced today the Commission has hired a seismologist, Dr. David Craig Pearson, a former team leader for a Los Alamos National Laboratory seismic, experimental field team, who also holds a doctorate in geophysics from Southern Methodist University. Read more...

Statement by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened
March 28, 2014
The following statement can be attributed to Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read more...

Railroad Commission Chairman Smitherman Expresses Concern over U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a Threatened Species
March 27, 2014
“I am greatly troubled that USFW listed the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened species, despite the conservation efforts made to protect the chicken,” Smitherman said. Read more...

RRC Production Statistics and Allowables for April 2014
March 27, 2014
The Texas average rig count as of March 21 was 854, representing about 49 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. Read more...

Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics
March 27, 2014
The Commission issued a total of 1,682 original drilling permits in February 2014 compared to 1,744 in February 2013. Read more...

RRC Commissioner Porter: Expanding Natural Gas Use Means Good Jobs and Clean Air
March 12, 2014
Workshop Focuses on How to Save Money and Grow Market for Natural Gas. Read more...

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