RRC Accepting Comments on Revisions to Form PR, Monthly Production Report

December 08, 2020

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is accepting public comment on proposed revisions to the instructions to Form PR Monthly Production Report. The proposed revisions will support the RRC’s regulation of flaring and venting of produced natural gas. The proposed revisions are to the Form PR Instructions, how operators need to complete the form, not to the structure of the form itself.

The proposed revisions include three changes to the Form PR Instructions.

  • First, “Disposition Code 4”, which is currently used to report the volume of gas that was vented or flared, will be discontinued. 
  • Second, two new disposition codes will be implemented to allow operators to allocate gas. For gas that was flared “Disposition Code 10” will be used. For gas that was vented “Disposition Code 11” will be used. This change will allow the RRC to quantify the legal disposition of gas that was flared and vented.
  • Third, when an operator allocates gas to Disposition Codes 10 or 11, the operator will be required to enter one or more two-letter codes to the existing “REMARKS” field on the form. Those two letter codes correspond to the authority under which the gas was flared or vented, and include the following:

    • AR – Authorized by Rule
    • AE – Authorized by Exception
    • EP – Exception Pending
    • EX – Exempt

    The current Form PR Instructions require an operator to “Indicate why the gas was vented or flared in REMARKS on Form PR”. The proposed revision make these remarks uniform by requiring categorization of the authorization for the release.

Public comments will be accepted through January 8, 2021. To view the proposed revisions and submit a comment, visit the RRC's Proposed Form Changes page.