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Permian Flaring Report Contrasts with RRC Stance
Tuesday, January 26, 2021An analysis finds up to 40% of the gas that's expected to be flared in the Permian Basin in 2025 could be avoided at no cost to drillers.

Democrat Seeking Texas RRC Post Gets Fundraising Boost
Monday, November 02, 2020Texas hasn't placed a Democrat on the state's Railroad Commission for 26 years

BP and Shell Call on Texas to End Routine Flaring
Friday, September 11, 2020The Railroad Commission of Texas is considering requiring operators to disclose more data when they apply for flaring permits and issuing them for shorter periods.

Texas Regulator Eyes Flaring Crackdown
Tuesday, June 16, 2020Texas will look into policies to "drastically reduce" natural gas flaring as investors become increasingly sensitive to climate change concerns.

Texas Oil Drilling Permits Rose 34% In April
Thursday, May 10, 2018Texas' energy regulator issued a third more oil and gas drilling permits in April than a year ago.

Texas Railroad Commission Overhaul in the Works
Friday, August 19, 2016Commissioner Christi Craddick and industry interest groups work on new initiatives before Texas Legislature convenes.

Meet the Texas Railroad Commission's New Executive Director: Kim Corley
Thursday, February 11, 2016Less than two weeks in the new position, Texas Railroad Commission's Executive Director Kim Corley shares her excitement with working with commissioners and continuing the agency's mission.

Texas Official Raises Terror Alarm over Border Access to Pipelines
Tuesday, November 17, 2015Tragic terrorists attacks in Paris highlight the need to secure the border to protect oil and gas infrastructure from potential ISIS attacks, state official tells feds.

Texas RRC Issues New Regulations on Fracking Disposal Wells
Wednesday, October 29, 2014Texas' oil and gas regulatory body issues new rules regarding the location and operation of disposal wells used in hydraulic fracturing.

Texas RRC: Proposals to Amend Fracking Regulations Underway
Wednesday, August 27, 2014The Texas RRC says amendments to rules affecting fracking disposal wells are being considered.

RRC: Energy Companies Reducing Water Use, Leading Conservation Efforts
Friday, July 11, 2014Oil and gas companies in Texas are using technology to lead the way in reducing water use in the Lone Star State.

Texas RRC: Oil, Gas Production Not to Blame for Well Water Contamination
Tuesday, June 03, 2014A new regulatory agency report exonerates fracking of contaminating well water in a North Texas neighborhood.

RRC: No Action on Injection Wells Until Link to Seismic Activity is Shown
Thursday, May 15, 2014The Texas Railroad Commission meets with lawmakers to discuss a possible relationship between seismic activity and fracking injection wells.

Eagle Ford June Oil Output Up 60% from Year Ago
Monday, August 19, 2013Oil production from the Eagle Ford shale fields in South Texas rose to just above 621,000 barrels per day in June, according to preliminary data released by the Texas Railroad Commission.

RRC Calls EPA Investigation into Contaminated Well Premature
Wednesday, December 08, 2010The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPAs) issuance of an Endangerment Order for a water well in Parker County, Texas found to contain natural gas premature and grandstanding in a move to

Rocksource: Texas Drilling on Schedule
Friday, June 15, 2007As a continuation of its Drews Landing drilling campaign, Rocksource ASA Group announced the completion of the State of Texas #3 well.

Rocksource Wins RRC Okay to Co-mingle Drews Landing Production
Thursday, June 14, 2007A unit of Rocksource ASA has received approval from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) to co-mingle production from any or all of the reservoir zones in any well in the Drews Landing Field.

TransAtlantic Plans to Test South Gillock Well
Wednesday, March 21, 2007TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. said that the SGU #96 well on the Company's South Gillock project in Galveston County, Texas, has been drilled to total measured depth of 9,860 feet (9,764 feet TVD).

Crimson Gets Green Light for Madisonville-Rodessa Project
Friday, August 11, 2006Crimson Exploration Inc. announced Friday that it has received the final regulatory approval needed to commence drilling its development project in the Rodessa formation in Madison County, Texas.

Horizon Reports Positive Flow Test Results at Funk Prospect
Monday, July 10, 2006Horizon Industries Ltd. said that it has completed a preliminary evaluation of two shut-in wells on its 400-acre Funk Prospect in Goliad County, Texas. Horizon holds a 100% interest in both wells.

New Pipeline Will Link Barnett Shale Gas with Eastern US Markets
Wednesday, March 29, 2006Next month's opening of a 140-mile pipeline from near Haslet in northwest Tarrant County to Paris in Northeast Texas can be likened to opening a multilane interstate around a growing suburb.