Oil and gas companies, large landowners, and others involved in the Texas oil and gas industry understand that the Railroad Commission of Texas is important, though it is often less clear just why it is important. The Railroad Commission regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas. Its rules, orders, and other actions affect private agreements, oil and gas interests, remedies, and other important matters. Jackson Walker helps clients understand and deal with the significance and potential consequences of the Railroad Commission’s many requirements.
Our firm handles contested and uncontested cases in all areas falling within the Railroad Commission’s jurisdiction, including oil and gas, common carrier pipelines, utility rate cases, environmental matters, and pipeline safety; advises and assists clients in connection with permit applications before the Railroad Commission; and advises clients on the intersection between the Commission’s rules and private agreements. We also represent clients in rulemaking proceedings and legislative matters that may impact the energy sector.