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NTO - New Monthly Transportation & Storage Report and Skim Oil/Condensate Report Available

February 15, 2024

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has adopted new versions of the Monthly Transportation & Storage Report (Form T-1) and Skim Oil/Condensate Report (Form P-18), related to the execution, and filing of monthly transportation, storage, and injection reports by oil & gas and operators under their jurisdiction.

In addition to streamlining the forms, the revisions to the Form T-1 added:

  • lines for the filing operator’s P-5 number and district number on all pages;
  • a box to check when submitting corrected reports; and
  • a line for an optional email address to be provided to the RRC as a point of contact on Form T-1 submissions.

The revisions to the Form P-18 include the addition of:

  • a purpose for filing section;
  • lines for out of state waters, oil transfer, and BS&W (Basic Sediment & Water); and
  • page VI(A) to support the out of state waters line, and page VI(B) was added to support consolidated Form P-18s.

Effective May 1, 2024, operators are required to file the new versions of the forms and the RRC will no longer accept older versions.

The new versions of the forms are available in fillable PDF format on the RRC website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/oil-and-gas-forms/.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, contact the RRC’s Oil and Gas Division at T1@rrc.texas.gov (for Form T-1 inquiries), SkimOil_CondensateReporting@rrc.texas.gov (for Form P-18 inquiries) or 512-463-6726.


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The Railroad Commission, through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to:

  1. prevent waste of the state's natural resources,
  2. to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners,
  3. to prevent pollution, and
  4. to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide.

The division accomplishes these goals by permitting and reporting requirements; by field inspections, testing programs and monitoring industry activities in the field; and through programs to remediate abandoned wells and sites through the use of fees and taxes paid by industry.
The Oil and Gas Division is headquartered in Austin, Texas with nine district offices spread over the state.

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