Central Records Temporary Closure Notice

To ensure the safety of the public and Railroad Commission of Texas staff in response to COVID-19 pandemic, Central Records will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 to be sanitized.
Customers wishing to make payments, conduct research, or submit paperwork in person on this day, will need to do so before 2 p.m.
Central Records will reopen on Monday, December 13.

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Important Note for In-person Filings

In an effort to ensure the safety of the public and Railroad Commission staff during the COVID-19 concerns, you may also submit filings via U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or United Parcel Service.


Upcoming Event

  1. December 08

    This 8-hour course covers the procedures for proper installation and start-up of a residential propane system, including correct appliance operation. 

    This course is intended for new certification applicants or current certification holders looking to complete continuing education credit. Section 9.52 of the LP-Gas Safety Rules lists each course given and the certification level for which continuing education credit is given. 

    There will be exams administered at the end of the course. Only course attendees may take the exam.

    All individuals must be registered at least 7 days in advance of an event.

    All events are subject to change please check this event page at least 24 hours before the day of the event.  

    December 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM
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Recent News

Christian: Railroad Commission Reports Record Low Flaring Rate

AUSTIN – The statewide flaring rate fell to a record low level in September, according to the Railroad Commission’s latest production data. The percentage of natural gas flared in Texas dropped from a previous record low of 0.61% in July 2021 to a new record low of 0.21% in September.

Texas has one of the lowest flaring rates of large oil and gas producing states in the country with an average rate of flaring that has remained significantly less than 2% for more than two years.

“Texas continues to show the rest of the world that it’s possible to produce large quantities of reliable fuel while being environmentally responsible,” Christian said of the data. “Despite mainstream reporting, you don’t have to choose between using cheap, plentiful and reliable fuel and maintaining a healthy environment. They are not mutually exclusive, especially when you factor in human ingenuity and technological advancements.”

“As the Biden administration seeks to tax and regulate the oil and gas industry to death, reports like this one are critically important to fighting misinformation from environmental extremists,” Christian continued. “As chairman, I’m committed to a consistent and predictable regulatory process based on sound science that allows oil and gas companies to responsibly produce plentiful, affordable and reliable energy for all Texans.”


A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016. Prior to his time at the Commission, Christian served seven sessions in the Texas House of Representatives, accumulating a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations. Christian is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have three daughters, Liza, Lindsey and Lauren. You can learn more about Chairman Christian here: https://rrc.texas.gov/About-Us/Commissioners/Wayne-Christian/.

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