Texas oil regulator stands by to assist with Laura-related leaks or spills

August 27, 2020

AUSTIN - The Railroad Commission is monitoring the impact of Hurricane Laura in Texas and is ready to respond to any emergencies caused by the hurricane.

Inspectors are ready to respond to reports of leaks or spills or other issues in oil and gas operations, pipelines, natural gas utilities, liquified petroleum gas (LP-gas), and coal and uranium surface mining operations.

Inspectors will enter damaged areas to respond to emergencies if it is safe do so. The agency also has drone teams ready to perform inspections if necessary. RRC drone teams are also prepared to assist emergency response efforts led by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, if called upon.

The RRC maintains a 24-hour, toll-free emergency line; call 844-773-0305 to report leaks or spills.

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