Holiday Closure

In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the RRC will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen for regular business on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. We will respond to public inquiries at that time.

If you are contacting the RRC with a complaint or to report an incident, please call our 24-hour, toll-free emergency line at 844-773-0305 for immediate assistance.

Additionally, if you are an operator with an urgent need, such as processing an oil and gas drilling permit, you can locate the appropriate contact information using the RRC website at:

NOTICE TO OPERATORS: Tropical Disturbance


The Texas Division of Emergency Management advises significant flooding is possible today, Friday, September 14, 2018 through Monday, September 17, 2018 resulting from a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain and gusty high winds ranging from the Texas coast through South Central and Southwest Texas. Water is moving downstream in the Nueces, Frio and San Antonio Rivers, and minor to moderate flooding is either occurring, or is forecast.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) advises all operators under the RRC’s jurisdiction in areas of potential impact to take the following actions:

  • Monitor local, state and national weather reports for updates on potential severe weather impacts, including the National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center and Texas Division of Emergency Management;
  • Heed all watches, warnings, and orders issued by local emergency officials;
  • Secure all personnel, equipment, and facilities to prevent injury or damage; and,
  • Monitor operations for potential impacts, as safety permits.

To view the full notice, visit the RRC website at