Protection of the environment continues to be a top priority of producers in the oil and gas industry, as operators look to utilize the most efficient means possible to explore and produce. While agencies like the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate the industry, companies are also proactively searching for new methods to extract resources from deep underground, while being good stewards of the environment.

Many of the people who explore for oil and gas in Texas live in the areas where they work. They grew up there. Their parents and grandparents live there. Their kids will be raised there. Thus, these producers are working hard to find the best ways possible to do business in an environmentally friendly manner.

Below please find additional information on industry regulations established to protect the environment in the future: