AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $459,784 in fines involving 177 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.
Seven dockets involved $105,955 in penalties after operators failed to appear at Commission enforcement proceedings. Details on these Master Default Orders can be found on the RRC website here.
Operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules and assessed $24,379 for oil and gas, LP-Gas or pipeline safety rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators were assessed $329,450 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.