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Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Barnett Shale | Carbon capture and sequestration | Carbon dioxide | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Energy conservation | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Oil leases | Property rights | Railroad Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 En29
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 1,249 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Survey current local ordinances governing surface use of property in oil and gas development. Recommend changes, if any, to the authority of the Railroad Commission to regulate the operation of oil and gas industries in urban areas of the state, particularly the Barnett Shale.
2. Monitor the implementation of recent legislation dealing with carbon capture and storage and make recommendations as to whether further action is required to resolve outstanding issues. Examine proposed legislation from other states and review federal initiatives.
3. Examine the state's portfolio of electric generation resources, including traditional sources, emerging renewable technologies, and energy efficiency. Determine whether the existing state regulatory programs and incentives are adequate to meet the energy needs of the future. Consider factors relating to reliability, requirements for additional transmission, or auxiliary services. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on State Affairs
4. Consider the establishment of uniform statutes and codes relating to liquid petroleum gas permitting and operations as a means to resolve conflicts of interpretation between state and local jurisdictions.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Abandoned property | Alternative energy | Biofuels | Carbon capture and sequestration | Carbon dioxide | Electricity transmission and distribution | Groundwater pollution | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil leases | Railroad Commission of Texas | Texas Economic Development Act | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 En27
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 172 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine issues related to electrical lines and abandoned equipment on oil and gas leases.
2. Examine whether the Railroad Commission of Texas should regulate carbon capture.
3. Discuss further the issue of financial assurance in relation to oil and gas wells, and evaluate the current bonding structure.
4. Discuss alternative energy sources and how best to incorporate them into our traditional energy sector. Also study the potential benefits of biofuels in Texas, including Texas feedstocks best suited for biofuel production and synergies between that industry and traditional energy sectors. Develop recommendations for facilitating the growth of the biofuel industry in a manner that best positions Texas in the national market.
5. Research ways to maintain ground water quality in relation to oil and gas exploration through economic incentives for innovative technology solutions.
6. Study the use of the Texas Economic Development Act since its enactment as HB 1200, 77th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine how the act may be enhanced to better attract significant capital investments by science and technology industries developing alternative energy sources. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Economic Development.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Oil, Gas and Alternative Fuel Issues
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 80th Legislature : oil, gas, and alternative fuel issues
Subjects: Alternative energy | Biofuels | Groundwater | Liquefied natural gas | Mineral rights | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Property rights | Water contamination | Water rights | Water wells |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N219o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [167 pages  File size: 21,935 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify areas of the state where surface or groundwater was contaminated by petroleum operations. Determine the appropriate regulatory and technical requirements to remediate the contamination and prevent future contamination, and recommend appropriate agency jurisdiction for preventing, responding and remediating such incidents.
2. Study the increasing use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane. Examine the way those products fit into a diverse fuel mix. Review the current status of LNG terminals on the Texas coast. Study mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively. Monitor the Railroad Commission study of competition in the Texas natural gas pipeline industry.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to investment needs and economic barriers to developing bio-diesel, bio-fuels, ethanol, and other renewable products in Texas. Compare agriculturally-developed renewable fuel initiatives in other states.
4. Study the permitting exemptions and water well regulations in Sec. 36.117, Water Code. Review the jurisdiction over the regulation of groundwater pumping in conjunction with drilling and production of oil and gas.
5. Review mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Environmental cleanup | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Offshore structures | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Railroad Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 en27
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 524 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the state's well-plugging and site remediation program to determine if the current funding mechanism and program operations are addressing the state's obligations efficiently.
2. Examine the current financial assurance mechanisms required by the Railroad Commission for new drilling operations to determine whether they are sufficient to cover current and future well-plugging costs.
3. Evaluate the feasibility of creating a voluntary cleanup program, similar to the program created at the TNRCC, for oil field sites under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Natural gas | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Oil production | Oil spills |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en27
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 712 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Energy Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Study the use of gas by utility companies as a clean burning inexpensive fuel. Examine the interaction between the utility companies and the P.U.C.
3. Examine the implementation of both the well plugging bill by the Railroad Commission and the oil spill control bill by the General Land Office.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Oil fields | Oil industry | Oil production | Pipeline safety | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 en27
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 1,025 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study a system for statewide proration of natural gas and assess the feasibility of such a system.
2. Study the feasibility of compulsory unitization of oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
3. Study the impact that hydrogen sulfide, "sour gas," has on the state and the individual landowner, especially in the areas of drilling, exploration and treatment.
4. Study the utilization of state owned mineral bearing lands, including Relinquishment Act lands, particularly those which have limited or no access.
5. Study the expected life of the remaining oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Electric power plants | Electric utilities | Electric utility rates and charges | Natural gas drilling | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Oil production | Public information | Radioactive waste | Rights of way | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 en27
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 2,479 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the advantage of mandatory release of certain electric well logs made in conjunction with oil and gas exploration activities.
2. In cooperation with state and federal authorities and the Special House-Senate Joint Committee on Hazardous Waste, study future proposals of the National Waste Terminal Storage Program and the progress of the Department of Energy's other activities that relate to Texas' role in high-level waste disposal operations.
3. To study the background on the receipt and expenditure of Department of Energy oil overcharge money forwarded to the State of Texas and make appropriate recommendations.
4. To study operations relating to seismographic testing on the right-of-way of county roads or other public highways.
5. To study the concept of inverted block pricing structures as they relate to public utilities in Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Energy
Title: Notices of public hearing and formal meeting
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN27 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: House General Investigating, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas.
Subjects: Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Oil production |
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN8 57 2
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 4,287 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall have full authority to initiate and continue any and all inquiries and hearings into matters pertaining to the State government, including the various units thereof and their personnel, and any units or sub-divisions of government within the State of Texas. It shall have the power to examine into the expenditure of public funds at any and all levels of government within the State, and all other matters and things considered by said Committee to be needed for the information of the Legislature and for the welfare and protection of the citizens of this State, including covert and overt subversive activities.
2. Investigate reports of slanted wells, marginal well violations, and a suspected conspiracy involving operators, drilling contractors, third party servicing companies and Railroad Commission employees. *
Committee: House Mineral Resources in River Beds, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee in Regard to Investigating Mineral Resources of Certain River Beds.
Subjects: Natural gas drilling | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil leases | Oil production | Rivers | Sabine River | State land | Surface water pollution |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 1st C.S., 88 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 119 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate river bed development by adjoining oil and gas field developers. *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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