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The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) added a new toll free number this week to insure they are easily accessible to the public and first responders when emergencies happen in the oilfield.

The RRC is responsible to regulate the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas, which includes investigating accidents and inspecting pipelines. Companies contact the RCC when they have any environmental emergency, discharge, spill, or air release from oil and gas facilities, pipelines, or alternative fuels.

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During emergencies, the RRC works closely with first responders to provide support with a staff that is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The agency added the new number (844-773-0305) to streamline operations and improve efficiency.

Public safety and the protection of our natural resources are our highest priority at the Commission. While we never want to see an emergency situation arise, our staff is on call and ready to support emergency responders including providing information and overseeing any related cleanup efforts.
— Commissioner, Christi Craddick

The Railroad Commission also offers other resources on its website to help companies stay on top of safety concerns including emergency planning forms, safety FAQs and training.

Read more at rrc.texas.gov