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Compact With Texans

The mission of the Railroad Commission of Texas is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our protection of personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry.

The Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over the oil and natural gas industry, pipeline transporters, natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry, natural gas utilities, the LP-gas industry, and coal and uranium surface mining operations. The Commission exists under provisions of the Texas Constitution and exercises its statutory responsibilities under state and federal laws for regulation and enforcement of the state’s energy industries. The Commission also has regulatory and enforcement responsibilities under federal law including the Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Pipeline Safety Acts, Resource Conservation Recovery Act, and Clean Water Act.

The Commission is led by three commissioners elected by Texas voters to serve six-year terms with one commissioner seeking election every two years.

The Commission is organized into divisions that work together to accomplish the Commission's mission.  

Customer Service Survey

The Commission is committed to providing customer service of the highest quality. We invite you to take a brief survey to provide feedback on the customer service you received.

Click here to take the Railroad Commission of Texas Customer Service Survey

If you are in need of further assistance or have additional comments, contact the Commission via email at

Reports on Customer Service

Last Updated: 5/27/2020 10:54:02 AM