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Oil and Gas Activities

While the regulation of oil and gas activities in Texas falls primarily under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the TCEQ plays an important role in the areas of air quality, surface water management and water quality, and waste management.

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Air Quality

Compliance Resources

The TCEQ regulates certain aspects of oil and gas operations. You can easily find more information about oil and gas compliance at the following links:

The Small Business and Local Government Assistance (SBLGA) program provides confidential technical assistance without the threat of enforcement.

Where can I find more information and assistance?

The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at

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Oil & Gas Updates

 Important information EPA Issues a Compliance Alert for Air Emissions from Controlled Storage Vessels at Onshore Oil and Gas Production Facilities Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ

 Important information EPA proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting rule that will affect the Oil & Gas Sector Exit the TCEQ

 Important information Update from the Texas Railroad Commission Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ
The Railroad Commission of Texas has issued an update in regards to proper management of domestic sewage generated at oil and gas exploration sites under their jurisdiction.

Eagle Ford Shale Mobile Monitoring Study Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
The University of Texas at Austin's final report on its study concerning upwind and downwind monitoring in the Eagle Ford Shale area. (funded by TCEQ)