Railroad Commission Responding to Corpus Christi Pipeline Fire

August 21, 2020

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission, along with other state, federal, and local agencies, is responding to a pipeline fire today in the Port of Corpus Christi.

Three inspectors, including the Commission's Regional Pipeline Safety Manager, were dispatched onsite this morning. The Commission is closely monitoring the incident to ensure compliance with critical RRC safety regulations, which are in place to protect public safety and the environment.

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/.