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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, 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: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Energy policy | Environmental protection | Natural gas industry | Nuclear power plants | Oil Field Cleanup Fund | Oil industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 En27
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 3,130 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the effects of universal bonding on the oil and gas industry with respect to the population of oil and gas operators, economic consequences of bonding and whether bonding had had an effect on the number of abandoned wells being placed into the Oil Field Cleanup Fund.
2. Examine the feasibility of offering economic incentives to promote the plugging of inactive wells by operators.
3. Study the alternatives to increased appropriations to the Railroad Commission, including exploration of potential efficiencies, for administrative functions currently funded by the Oil Field Cleanup Fund.
4. Examine technological advancements in the energy industry. Discuss whether creating legislative incentives for the use of these technologies is appropriate.
5. Study the efficacy of private litigation and government agency investigation to accomplish remediation of natural resources impacted by historical, and current oil and gas operations.
6. Examine the feasibility of additional nuclear generated power in Texas, focusing on supply and demand issues, current state nuclear projects, and possible federal government assistance. (Joint interim charge with Regulated Industries)
7. 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, 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: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Oil & gas production
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : future of the Texas oil and natural gas production industry.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Alternative energy | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Oil production | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219p
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 244 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the future of the Texas oil and natural gas production industry. The Committee shall identify existing impediments to exploration and production, and examine whether incentives should be offered to help Texas producers capitalize on the expected increase in natural gas demand in coming years. The Committee shall also analyze the effectiveness of the well plugging and remediation program of the Texas 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: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature : interim report from the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Low producing wells | Natural gas industry | Natural gas royalties | Oil industry | Oil production | Oil royalties | One call to dig program | Pipeline safety | Radioactive materials | Radioactive waste | Railroad Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 en27
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,418 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study naturally occurring radioactive material.
2. To study division order problems between royalty owners and producers.
3. To study the feasibility of protection of underground pipeline and utilities by means of a "Statewide One Call System."
4. To study the extension and maintenance of stripper well production.
5. To study the effects of foreign ownership, directly or indirectly, of energy interests in Texas.
6. To study the effects of drilling fluids in various geological strata.
7. To study the severity of defective cement plugs in wellbores throughout the state.
8. To study the utilization of regional offices of the Railroad Commission.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Austin, Texas | Electricity supplies | Mining | Municipally-owned utilities | Natural gas industry | Natural gas leases | Oil industry | Oil leases | State land | Surety and fidelity bonds | Texas State Capitol | Theft |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 en27
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 2,526 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the rising epidemic of oil field theft in Texas in cooperation with producers, operators, haulers, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies to determine better methods for prevention and investigation of thefts as well as apprehension and prosecution of suspected oil field thieves. Make recommendations to the 68th Legislature.
2. Examine Proposition Number 7 as adopted by the Austin City Council to determine its impact on the cost of electric service provided to the State Capitol Complex. Particular emphasis should be given to 1)comparing the rates charged by Austin Electric Utility Department to those of other electric utilities supplying large-volume users in the Central Texas area; and 2) investigating all other potential sources of supply. Recommendations are to be made based on an examination of the proposition, the cost comparison data and an evaluation of alternative procedures.
3. Study the procedure for leasing of hard rock minerals in terms of monetary value for the principals involved.
4. Examine the requirements for the posting of performance bonds on oil and gas wells.
Committee: House Inland Salt Water Pollution
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / of the House Interim Inland Salt Water Pollution Study Committee to the sixtieth Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Groundwater pollution | Surface water pollution |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 IN5
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,991 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problem of salt pollution of underground and surface water of inland areas to determine whether legislative action is needed to solve the problem.
Committee: House Conservation of Soil and Water Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the House of Representatives of the Fifty-ninth Legislature/ House Interim Committee to Study Conservation of Soil and Water Resources.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Soil erosion | Water conservation | Water planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.58 c765
Session: 58th R.S. (1963)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 1,377 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problem of expediting planning and policy in connection with the protection and development of water and soil resources.

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