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Eagle Ford: Oil and gas cleanup fund report




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AUSTIN -- The State Auditor’s Office released an audit report on the Railroad Commission’s administration of a fund that uses industry fees to plug abandoned wells and clean up abandoned oil field sites, concluding that the Commission is effectively overseeing the fund.

According to a July 8 Texas Railroad Commission press release, the current Oil and Gas Regulation and Cleanup Fund (formerly called the Oilfield Cleanup Fund) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1991 to use industry fees to plug abandoned wells and remediate abandoned sites statewide that pose a potential high pollution risk. From Fiscal Year 1992 through Fiscal Year 2012, the Commission has used the fund to plug 29,004 abandoned wells statewide at a cost of $188,311,929. Since Fiscal Year 1992, the fund also has been used to clean up, assess and investigate 4,950 abandoned oil field sites at a cost of $60,534,744. For Fiscal Year 2013, the Commission has $18.9 million available to plug abandoned wells and clean-up abandoned oil field sites.

Commissioner David Porter said, “As our state continues to enjoy the economic benefits of this current oil boom, it is important for the public to know that the Commission has an industry-funded safety net in place to take care of any abandoned high-risk wells and sites. Additionally, we also have in place a risk assessment method to prioritize plugging and cleanup of these sites.”

The State Audit Report key findings include:

•The Commission follows a process for prioritizing and recommending oil and gas wells for plugging that incorporates risk-based factors.

•The Commission establishes annual operational goals for the number of wells each Commission district office should plug.

•The Commission has designed and implemented effective processes and related controls to help ensure that regulated entities establish and maintain financial assurances in amounts consistent with state law and administrative rules.

•The Commission has adequate processes and controls to help ensure that it sends demand notices to operators that do not submit required annual organizational reports.

The Oil and Gas Regulation and Cleanup Fund latest annual report for Fiscal Year 2012 is available at

http://bit.ly/124ePWs.
 

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