Railroad Commission of Texas
The Railroad Commission serves Texas through:
- our stewardship of natural resources and the environment;
- our concern for personal and community safety; and
- our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans.
What We Do
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for January 2020
The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,133 original drilling permits in January 2020 compared 1,199 in January 2019. The January 2020 total included 1,041 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, eight to re-enter plugged well bores and 84 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits is 310 oil, 61 gas, 751 oil or gas, 33 injection, zero service and one other permit.Read More...
RRC Sends Good News to City of Gorman
The Texas Railroad Commission has notified Gorman city leaders they can move forward with any potential plans to revitalize a once-popular lake.Read More...
Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Releases First Report on Natural Gas Flaring in Texas
Today Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton will publicly release his first report on flaring in the state of Texas. Read More...