AUSTIN -The Railroad Commission of Texas today released its 2019 Year in Review highlighting the regulatory agency’s accomplishments during the past year. The Year in Review outlines the Commission’s successes in achieving the highest standard of service by modernizing processes, enhancing transparency and exceeding performance expectations.

Throughout 2019, the Commission enhanced its protection of public safety and our natural resources while maintaining strong regulatory oversight. The Commission plugged orphan wells at an historic rate, launched the RRC Online Inspection Lookup application and began transitioning data from an antiquated mainframe system to a modern, cloud-based platform. The 2019 Year in Review details these accomplishments and many more with video, photos, infographics and links to additional information. The Year in Review can be found here.

The Commission regulates oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline safety, surface mining, natural gas utilities and alternative fuels.

About the Railroad Commission

Our mission is to serve Texas by 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. 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 also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov.

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