August 11, 2022 – In yet another move to enhance transparency and make Railroad Commission documents more widely available to the public, the agency recently completed a project to place all historic oil and gas production records online.
The Historical Imaged Annual Production Records database includes oil production dating back to 1931 and gas production going back to 1937. More than 1,300 rolls of microfilm containing about 2.2 million images housed in RRC’s Central Records were digitized for the project.
June 09, 2022 – In the coming fiscal year beginning in September, the Railroad Commission will continue its strong work to improve transparency and build upon efforts that protect public safety and the environment in its oversight of the oil and gas industry.
April 12, 2017 Austin - Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian to serve as the Official Representative of Texas to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).
"It is an honor to serve as the Official Representative for our state, and I would like to thank Governor Abbott for this appointment," Commissioner Christian said. "Texas is the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the United States and with this position, I intend to ensure our state has a stronger voice at the national level."
February 28, 2017 Austin - Production for December 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 74,254,312 barrels of crude oil and 566,772,368 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.