The Railroad Commission is taking action to extend deadlines on administrative paperwork and temporarily waive requirements while operators focus on safely getting oil and gas production back online.Texans are showing extraordinary resilience through this exceptionally difficult time, and the Railroad Commission is doing its part to support a strong recovery for our state.
The Railroad Commission of Texas announced several actions to speed recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. These actions will permit energy industry operators under RRC jurisdiction to focus on restoring operations as quickly as possible without compromising public safety and environmental protection.
A message from Commissioner Christi Craddick:
While recovery efforts are still underway, I'm happy to report that the Port of Corpus Christi and the refineries in the Corpus Christi area are back up and running. We are hopeful that we will see the energy infrastructure in the Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur region get back up and running in the coming weeks. Day by day, this work will continue to help relieve the issues related to availability of gasoline across the state and the price at the pump.
I’m extremely proud of the commitment to our mission Railroad Commission of Texas staff have shown during this critical time. Protecting public safety and the environment in Texas is always our top priority, and I’m extremely proud of the men and women who are working so hard. The RRC staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies related to oil and gas exploration and production, intrastate pipelines and alternative fuels.
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