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Railroad Commission Streamlines Oil and Gas Well Reporting

In January 2017, the Texas Railroad Commission announced that oil and natural gas producers may now file well log data electronically.  The Commission estimates that the new electronic filing system will save operators $362,000 annually and make well log data more easily accessible to the public.  The Commission also anticipates that the new electronic reporting system will save the state $105,000 and nearly 4,000 hours of staff time “by eliminating the need for staff to receive the paper copies of these well logs and convert them to electronic files.”