RRC Commissioners Assess Over $2 Million in Penalties

April 24, 2024

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $2,456,002 in fines involving 711 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ Conference on Wednesday.  The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.

Master default orders for operators that failed to appear at Commission enforcement proceedings can be found on the RRC Hearings Division web page.

Master Agreed Orders in which operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules can be found on the RRC General Council web page.  

Below is a table outlining the fines assessed.



Fine Amounts

Fines Assessed from Master Default Orders



Fines Assessed from Master Agreed Orders



Total Fines Assessed at March 2024 Conference



In the absence of timely motions for rehearing, decisions are final as stated in these final orders.

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 https://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.