Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Releases First Report on Natural Gas Flaring in Texas

February 18, 2020

AUSTIN - Today Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton will publicly release his first report on flaring in the state of Texas. Commissioner Sitton's 2020 Texas Natural Gas Flaring Report is the result of extensive data compiling and analysis, and presents the first comprehensive, fact-based contextual picture of flaring in the nation's largest energy-producing state.

Commissioner Sitton will discuss his report via online video webinar at 3:30 p.m. Central time today and will take questions from media who log on. Please use the following link to access the webinar:

Click to access and download the report and underlying data.

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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/about-us/.