ICYMI: RRC Op-Ed On 100 Years of Regulating Tx Oil & Gas

April 01, 2019

AUSTIN – ICYMI: Yesterday, March 31, 2019 marked the 100-year anniversary of the Railroad Commission being given oversight of Texas’ oil and gas industry. 

As the Commission marks this important milestone, see how a century of oil and gas oversight has made the RRC the global leader in energy regulation, and what the agency is doing to protect the citizens, environment and economy of Texas for the next 100 years, and beyond.  The Houston Chronicle printed a version of the Railroad Commission’s Op-Ed in its Sunday edition. 

You can find the RRC’s op-ed here

Please feel free to reprint or publish this Railroad Commission op-ed.

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/.