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 November 2019
The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 958 original drilling permits in November 2019 compared to 933 in November 2018. The November 2019 total included 882 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores and 66 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits is 208 oil, 51 gas, 621 oil or gas, Read More...
Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for September 2019
Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for September 2019 came from 172,622 oil wells and 87,726 gas wells.Read More...
RRC Commissioners Assess Nearly $1 Million in Penalties
The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $945,939 in fines involving 457 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. Read More...