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Oil and Gas Facilities: Air Compliance Information

Air compliance tools for oil and gas facilities in Texas.

Air contaminants from upstream oil and gas operations are of concern to the TCEQ. Benzene, among others, is of particular interest because it is a known carcinogen and is often present in hydrocarbon emissions from these facilities.

Air Compliance Information

Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 116, Subchapter B requires facilities that may emit air contaminants to obtain authorization prior to construction. The type of authorization required will depend on the type of facility and amount of contaminants emitted.

Air Permitting Options

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Many oil and gas facilities will be subject to additional air regulations. Review the following for applicability.

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Please click on one of the following links for more information about oil and gas compliance.

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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