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:

http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/holiday-closure-contact-information.

RRC Accepting Comments on Rule Amendments for Pipeline Fees

04/06/2018

RRC Accepting Comments on Rule Amendments for Pipeline Fees

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is accepting public comment on proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code §3.70, regarding Pipeline Permits Required. The comment period will close at noon on Monday, May 7, 2018. The proposed rules are available online. Use the online comment form to provide input.

The proposed rule amendments are necessary to implement provisions of House 1818 (85th Legislative Session) which authorizes the RRC to create fees to fund the Pipeline Safety Program pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code §81.07.

Pipeline Group

Proposed Fees

Group A Pipelines

Natural gas transmission and storage pipelines; natural gas gathering pipelines; hazardous liquids transmission and storage pipelines; and hazardous liquids gathering pipelines

$20 per-mile annual fee

$500 fee for a new permit or permit renewal

Group B Pipelines

Intrastate production and gathering pipelines leaving a lease

$10 per-mile annual fee

$500 fee for a new permit or permit renewal


The number of permitted miles assigned to each operator in RRC records on June 29, 2018 will be the number used in the online payment portal to calculate the mileage fee that each operator must pay by August 31, 2018. To view a chart showing the number of permitted miles by operator, visit the RRC website.