Oil & Gas

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


RRC Kilgore Office - New Location

June 06, 2024

The Kilgore office of the Railroad Commission of Texas has moved to a new location at 100 Bane Blvd., Henderson, Texas 75652 (For GPS navigation purposes this address is also known as 100 Zeid Blvd.). The office’s new telephone number is 903-655-1840.

The Kilgore office serves Oil and Gas Division districts 5 and 6. These districts encompass the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bosque, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Dallas, Delta, Ellis, Falls, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Limestone, Marion, McLennan, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Tarrant, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood.

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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 April 16th, 2024

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

Tips on submitting a problem-free drilling permit.