October 29, 2019
AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $430,104 in fines involving 262 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference last week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.
Operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules and assessed $62,304 for oil and gas, LP-Gas or pipeline safety rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators were assessed $367,800 for violations of the Commission’s Pipeline Damage Prevention rules. Details on all these Master Agreed Orders can be found on the RRC website here.
In the absence of timely motions for rehearing, decisions are final as stated in these final orders.