Oil & Gas

Regulating the exploration, production, & transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas


RRC Abilene Office – New Telephone & Fax Numbers

October 09, 2023

The Abilene office of the Railroad Commission of Texas recently moved to 1969 Industrial Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79602. The new telephone number is 325-692-0404. The new fax number is 325-692-0273.

The Abilene office serves Oil and Gas Division district 7B. This district encompasses the following counties: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Erath, Fisher, Hamilton, Haskell, Hood, Jones, Lampasas, Mills, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, and Throckmorton.

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What we do

The Railroad Commission, through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to:

  1. prevent waste of the state's natural resources,
  2. to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners,
  3. to prevent pollution, and
  4. to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide.

The division accomplishes these goals by permitting and reporting requirements; by field inspections, testing programs and monitoring industry activities in the field; and through programs to remediate abandoned wells and sites through the use of fees and taxes paid by industry.
The Oil and Gas Division is headquartered in Austin, Texas with nine district offices spread over the state.

Drilling Permit Processing Time
as of December 5th, 2023

Expedited Permits: approximately 2
Business days
Standard Permits: approximately   4
Business days

Tips on submitting a problem-free drilling permit.