Railroad Commission of Texas assess $640,000 in oil and gas penalties

Railroad Commission of Texas March 03, 2023

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $639,143 in fines involving 204 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ Conference on Tuesday. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.

Sixteen dockets involved $153,399 in penalties after operators failed to appear at Commission enforcement proceedings. Master Default Orders can be found on the RRC Hearings Division webpage.

Operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules and assessed $40,644 for oil and gas, LP-Gas or pipeline safety rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators were assessed $445,100 for violations of the Commission’s Pipeline Damage Prevention rules. Master Agreed Orders can be found on the RRC General Counsel webpage.

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

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