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RRC Commissioners Assess More Than $745,000 in Penalties

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $746,332 in fines involving 230 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.

Ten dockets involved $166,997 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 $70,485 for oil and gas, LP-Gas, or pipeline safety rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators were assessed $508,850 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.

Source: www.rrc.texas.gov