Texas Railroad Commission News

Propane Leak Caused 2014 Texas House Explosion

A state report says a propane leak led to a home explosion last year in Victoria in which a 26-year-old woman was killed but her infant daughter survived. The Victoria Advocate reports that the Texas Railroad Commission found that two …

Tougher Rules on Wells Proposed in Texas After Quakes

As scientists investigate whether injection wells where the booming oil and gas industry disposes of wastewater cause earthquakes, the Texas agency that oversees oil and gas is proposing a regulatory overhaul. The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing new rules that …

Texas Agency Investigated Oil Tank for Leak Prior to Deadly Blast

Texas’ oil and gas regulator had been investigating an oil tank site for suspected leaks before it recently exploded, critically injuring a worker. The Bryan Eagle reports Sunday that the Texas Railroad Commission had been inspecting the site since March. …

Texas Oil and Gas Regulator Asks City not to Ban Fracking

The head of the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas is asking officials of Denton in North Texas to withhold support from a grass-roots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits. The …

Texas Official Holds Town Hall Meeting on Earthquakes

A member of the Texas Railroad Commission wants to hear from the public about a series of minor earthquakes in Parker County. Commissioner David Porter will host a town hall meeting starting at 5 p.m. CST Thursday at Azle High …