Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division:

An Inventory of Oil and Gas Division Miscellaneous Hearing Files at the Texas State Archives, 1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975



Overview

Creator: Railroad Commission of Texas. Oil and Gas Division.
Title: Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files
Dates: 1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975
Abstract: The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to prevent waste of the state's natural resources, to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners, to prevent pollution, and to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide. These records are all originally from the Hearing files series and were separated from that series by the agency for unknown reasons. Topics include prevention of waste in the Yates and Diamond "M" Unit; production in the Lion Diamond "M" Unit; conservation, fire prevention, and exceptions to Statewide Rule 21; statewide oil production; vacuum installation on leases; Panhandle Field related issues; and various cases related to the transfer of oil to different refineries, release of frozen stock, and illegal crude oil production. Records including correspondence, exhibits, court documents, monthly reports, maps, orders, briefs, affidavits, memoranda, and judgements date 1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Quantity: 11 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to prevent waste of the state's natural resources, to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners, to prevent pollution, and to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide. It oversees hazardous materials pipelines and natural gas pipelines and distribution systems as well as propane, butane, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. It works to make sure a continuous, safe supply of natural gas is available to Texas consumers at the lowest reasonable price. Additionally, the RRC oversees surface mining for coal, uranium, and iron ore gravel and conducts a program for reclaiming lands that were mined and abandoned before 1975.

The RRC had its origin in the demands of the shipping public in the late 1880s that insisted that railroads be subject to regulation based on public interest. An advocate for governmental regulation, Attorney General James Stephen Hogg ran for governor in 1890 with the issue of railroad regulation as the focal point of the campaign. Hogg was elected governor in the general election and the voters also approved an amendment to Article X, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution that empowered the legislature to enact statutes creating regulatory agencies. These elections paved the way for the legislature to enact on April 3, 1891 "An Act to Establish a Railroad Commission of the State of Texas," that later was placed in the Texas Revised Civil Statutes under article 6444 et seq. (House Bills 1, 3, and 58, 22nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session).

The RRC originally consisted of three members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. Governor Hogg appointed the first three commissioners in 1891 including John H. Reagan, who resigned as U.S. senator from Texas to serve as the first chairman. The Texas Constitution, Article XIX, Section 30 was amended in 1894 to provide for elective six-year overlapping terms for the commissioners. That same year John H. Reagan was elected and served until his retirement in 1903.

The RRC was the first regulatory agency created in the State of Texas and originally had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. The legal focus was on intrastate passenger and freight activities. Interstate jurisdiction fell under the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission. For the first twenty-five years of its existence, the RRC was largely concerned with regulating railroads, setting rates, receiving complaints, and making investigations. As other controversies arose where the legislature deemed that the public interest could best be served by regulation, additional duties were assigned to the RRC.

The RRC's authority was broadened beginning in 1917 with the passage of the Pipeline Petroleum Law (Senate Bill 68, 35th Legislature, Regular Session) that declared pipelines to be common carriers like railroads and placed them under the RRC's jurisdiction. This was the first act to designate the RRC as the agency to administer conservation laws relating to oil and gas. The RRC's regulatory and enforcement powers in oil and gas were increased by the Oil and Gas Conservation Law (Senate Bill 350, 36th Legislature, Regular Session), effective June 18, 1919. This act gave the RRC jurisdiction to regulate the production of oil and gas. Acting upon this legislation, the RRC adopted in 1919 the first statewide rules regulating the oil and gas industry to promote conservation and safety, including Rule 37. This rule requires minimum distances between wells at drilling sites in order to protect field pressure and correlative rights.

The Gas Utilities Act of 1920 (House Bill 11, 36th Legislature, 3rd Called Session) gave the RRC regulatory and rate authority over individuals and businesses producing, transporting, or distributing natural gas in Texas. In 1937, following a large natural gas explosion in a school in New London, Texas, the legislature passed legislation giving the RRC the authority to adopt rules and regulations pertaining to the odorization of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gases (House Bill 1017, 45th Legislature, Regular Session).

The passage of the Public Regulatory Act of 1975 (PURA) (House Bill 819, 64th Legislature, Regular Session) required certain state regulatory agencies, including the RRC, to set the overall revenues of a utility based on its "cost of service." Regulation of liquefied petroleum was added to the RRC's responsibilities in 1939 by the 46th Legislature (House Bill 792, Regular Session). The legislation authorized the RRC to adopt and enforce safety rules and standards in the storage, handling, transportation, and odorization of butane or liquefied petroleum gases. Regulation of compressed natural gas was added to the RRC's responsibilities in 1983 (Senate Bill 617, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

The Motor Bus Law of 1927 (House Bill 50, 40th Legislature, Regular Session) and the Motor Carrier Law of 1929 (House Bill 654, 41st Legislature, Regular Session) extended the RRC's regulatory powers to commercial transportation of persons and property on state highways. In 1995, following federal deregulation of motor carriers, the 74th Legislature eliminated the agency's authority to regulate commercial carriers involved in intrastate transport and transferred the remaining responsibilities related to commercial carriers (motor carrier registration, insurance verification, and safety) to the Texas Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 971, Regular Session), and the Texas Department of Public Safety (Senate Bill 3, Regular Session).

The Texas Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (Senate Bill 55, 64th Legislature, Regular Session) authorized the RRC to regulate the exploration for and surface mining of coal, lignite, and uranium within the state and to oversee the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations. In 1991, the 72nd Legislature passed the Texas Aggregate Quarry and Pit Safety Act (House Bill 451, Regular Session), that authorized the RRC to regulate quarry and pit operations.

The Oil and Gas Division works to prevent the waste of oil, gas, and geothermal resources and to prevent the pollution of fresh water from oil and gas operations. The division holds statewide hearings on market demand and provides for equitable production among operators by establishing monthly production allowables. It issues drilling permits, reviews and approves oil and gas well completions, collects data on oil and gas operations, and promotes public safety. It also protects underground drinking water through regulation of the underground injection of fluids in oil field operations, a program approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. It oversees well plugging operations, site remediation, underground hydrocarbon storage, hazardous waste management, and maintains a large amount of data on wells - their location, production, etc. The division also investigates complaints and conducts other investigations. This division maintains 12 district offices where field enforcement and support personnel monitor oil and gas operations. The commission does not have the authority to set oil and gas prices at the wellhead. The departments within the Oil and Gas Division are: Administration, Technical Permitting, Field Operations, Administrative Compliance, and the Oil Field Cleanup Program, which includes Site Remediation and Well Plugging.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; general laws and statutes; the Railroad Commission of Texas website, accessed on November 11, 2014; and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to prevent waste of the state's natural resources, to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners, to prevent pollution, and to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide. Records include correspondence, exhibits, court documents, monthly reports, maps and blueprints, lists of operators, production data, notices, applications, orders, transcripts, briefs, affidavits, memoranda, and judgements dating 1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975. Hearing topics include prevention of waste in the Yates and Diamond "M" Unit; production in the Lion Diamond "M" Unit; conservation, fire prevention, and exceptions to Statewide Rule 21; statewide oil production; vacuum installation on leases; Panhandle Field related issues; and various cases related to the transfer of oil to different refineries, release of frozen stock, and illegal crude oil production. Correspondents include commissioners, agency staff, oil and gas companies and lease operators.

These records are all originally from the Hearing files series and were separated from that series by the agency for unknown reasons. The Hearing files series, is still maintained at the Railroad Commission. Hearing files contain some of the records (exhibits, notes, etc.) from hearings held by the RRC to govern the drilling, completion and operation of wells in the field.

This series is part of the overall finding aid, Railroad Commission of Texas: An Overview of Records.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into six series:
Yates and Diamond "M" Unit files, 1930-1938, 1954-1957, 1.5 cubic ft.
Exceptions to Statewide Rule 21 applications, 1919, 1927, 1934-1970, 1975, bulk 1946-1948, 1957-1959, 3.5 cubic ft.
Statewide hearing summary files, 1927-1928, 1935-1940, 0.75 cubic ft.
Vacuum hearing files, 1932-1948, 1 cubic ft
Panhandle Field hearing files, 1924, 1930-1940, 1944-1945, 1949, bulk 1938-1940, 2.5 cubic ft.
Various hearing files, 1922-1925, 1935, 1938-1951, 1956, bulk 1946-1948, 2 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Some maps are too large to photocopy.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Gas companies--Texas--Rates.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas.
Gas industry--Texas.
Oil well drilling--Texas.
Gas drilling (Petroleum engineering)--Texas.
Oil fields--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Gas industry--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Reports--Texas--Gas industry--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Maps--Texas--Gas industry--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Reports--Texas--Petroleum industry and trade--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Orders--Texas--Gas industry--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Administrative regulations--Texas--Gas industry--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Administrative regulations--Texas--Petroleum industry and trade--1919, 1922-1925, 1927-1970, 1975.
Transcripts--Texas--Gas industry--1937.
Functions:
Regulating the gas industry.
Regulating the petroleum industry.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division original orders, 1928-1977, 49 cubic ft.
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division correspondence and reports, 1900-1963, bulk 1919-1938, 1957, 63.5 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2002/003

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Railroad Commission of Texas on September 5, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, November 2014

Appraisal Information

These records were appraised by State Archives staff as archival on March 16, 2001 as part of an agency-wide appraisal of the Railroad Commission. For more information about the appraisal of the Railroad Commission's records, see the appraisal report on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division. It is also available online at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/appraisal/rrc1.html


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Yates and Diamond "M" Unit files, 1930-1938, 1954-1957,
1.5 cubic ft.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Records present include correspondence, exhibits and court documents used in a RRC hearing involving the Yates and Diamond "M" Unit, dating 1930-1938; and monthly reports from the Lion Diamond "M" Unit, dating 1954-1957.
Records pertaining to the Yates and Diamond "M" Unit hearing document legal issues surrounding the prevention of waste in the Yates Field in Pecos County and date 1930-1938. The RRC was considering whether or not existing rules, regulations, and orders adapted for the prevention of waste should be revoked, continued in full force, or amended for this case. A copy of the original filing from 1934 was not located in these files. Types of documents present include exhibits, correspondence, memorandum, briefs, orders, testimony, well data, maps, minutes of a Yates Pool Engineers Committee meeting, tests on wells, and a report by the RRC's Oil and Gas Division to determine if the wells in the Yates Pool were being produced ratably.
Records relating to the Lion Diamond “M” Unit include monthly reports from Lion Oil Company, a division of Monsanto Chemical Company, dating 1954-1957. The reports concern production in the Lion Diamond "M" Unit and contain production statistics, well tests, data related to water injection and gas injection systems, workover and remedial work, and a well status map.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups: Lion Diamond "M" Unit monthly reports and Yates and Diamond "M" Unit hearing files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Yates and Diamond "M" Unit files, Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some maps are too large to photocopy.
Lion Diamond "M" monthly reports, 1954-1957
Box
2002/003-31 Lion Oil Company, April-May 1954
Lion Oil Company, June-August 1954
Lion Oil Company, September, December 1954
Lion Oil Company, January-February 1955
Lion Oil Company, May-June 1955
Lion Oil Company, July-August 1955
Lion Oil Company, September-October 1955
Monsanto Chemical Company, November-December 1955
Monsanto Chemical Company, January-February 1956
Monsanto Chemical Company, March-April 1956
Monsanto Chemical Company, May-June 1956
Box
2002/003-32 Monsanto Chemical Company, July-August 1956
Monsanto Chemical Company, September-October 1956
Monsanto Chemical Company, November-December 1956
Monsanto Chemical Company, January-February, April 1957
Monsanto Chemical Company, August-October 1957
Correspondence, 1955-1957
Yates and Diamond "M" Unit hearing files, 1930-1938
Box
2002/003-32 Yates sand production hearing, 1937
Solubility curves, 1937
Gas cap datum, about 1930's
Charts to be checked, January 18, 1937
Bomb #52, January 18-February 18, 1937
Bomb, January 21-February 14, 1937
Bomb #28, February 17-19, 1937
Yates Pool Engineering Committee meeting files, 1936-1937
Box
2002/003-33 Yates order, December 29, 1936:
Operator/Lease list
Ohio Oil Company
New State Oil Company
West State Oil Company
Plymouth Oil Company
Phillips Petroleum Company
Pecos Production Company
[empty folder]
Savay Oil Company
Skelly Oil Company
Shell Petroleum Company
Stanolind Oil and Gas Company
Tidewater Association Oil Company
Stanolind and Continental
Phillip H. Brown
M.D. Bryant
Standard Oil Company of Texas
Continental Oil Company
Cardinal Oil Company
Dan Easter and West Texas Production
Easter-McCurdy
Eppenauer Drilling Company
Grayburg Oil Company
Humble Oil and Refining Company
Gulf Oil Corporation
Clay Johnson
E.J. McCurdy, et al.
Meun Rio Oil Company
Midland Production Company
Gas Utilities Order Regulation Odorization of Gas, July 27, 1937
Minutes of Engineering Committee meeting, December 10, 1936
Resume of meeting of Engineering Committee, December 5, 1936
Date regarding gas-oil ratio survey, B-H, December 1936
Testimony at hearing, April 1935
Testimony at hearing, July 23, 1934
Report of reservoir pressure survey, January 1, 1933
Minutes of meeting of Engineers and Operators, March 26, 1930
General report on oil and water production and gas-oil ratios, March 26, 1930
Bill of complaint by the Ohio Oil Company, December 1936
Acres in units, December 1, 1936
History of proration in the Yates Field, October 4, 1936
Testimony at hearing, March 28, 1934
Pressures, 1937



 

Exceptions to Statewide Rule 21 applications, 1919, 1927, 1934-1970, 1975, bulk 1946-1948, 1957-1959,
3.5 cubic ft.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Records present include applications, permits, notes, exhibit material such as maps, lists of operators, and production data, notices, and correspondence from RRC hearing files concerning conservation, fire prevention and swabbing of crude oil petroleum and natural gas, dating 1919, 1927, 1934-1970, 1975, bulk 1946-1948, 1957-1959. Correspondence and applications are is usually between the Oil and Gas Division and companies requesting exceptions to Statewide Rule 21 (16 TAC, §3.21) which concerns fire prevention and swabbing. Folder titles are from original records and often include the district and county in which the lease is located, the name of the field, and the name of the company operating the well within that field.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Exceptions to Statewide Rule 21 applications, Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some maps are too large to photocopy.
Box
2002/003-33 Exception to Rule 6-B, Carthage Field, District #6, Southern Production Company, October 1947
Bethany Field, Panola County, District #6, July-August 1945, April 1946
Exempt gas production, Rector Field, District #7, Lone Star Gas Company wells, December 14, 1937
Exempt Rule 25, Parks Field, District #7, Texas Company, November 1941, January 1943
Olson Field, District #7, exceptions, May 1948
Box
2002/003-34 Exempt gas production, Norton Field, Stephens County, District 7, Lone Star Gas Company wells, May 1942
Exempt gas production, Ibex Field, District 7, Phillips Petroleum Company wells, August 1937
Eastland County Field, District 7-B, exceptions, June 1948
Brooksmith Field, District 7-B, exception to Rule 8, October-November 1947
Exception to Statewide Rule 25, District #7, Birdwell Field, Jack County, December 1947
Exempt gas production, Baird Field, District 7, Lone Start Company wells, December 1937
Exception to Rule 21, Willow Springs Field, District #6, Gregg County, 1946-1948
Orders requiring plugging, 1963-1964
Special order amending special order #10-548 permitting volume of gas that may be produced from any oil well in Panhandle District of Texas issued January 14, 1939, November 13, 1941
Interim report of the Committee on Petroleum Imports to the National Petroleum Council, October 25, 1949
Checklist for water flooding, pressure maintenance, and examiners unitization, about 1930s-1940s
Supplement to NBS (National Bureau of Standards) circular C410, abridged volume correction table for petroleum oils, April 20, 1937
"Some Features of the Growth of Fluid Injection," A.I.M.E. article, Journal of Petroleum Technology, September 1953
Publications announcement regarding thermal recovery, September 1964
A Survey of Secondary Recovery and Pressure Maintenance Operations in Texas to 1964
Petition and opinions, 1944, 1947-1948
Kern County Land Company, changed its name to Tenneco West, Inc., December 29, 1970
M.P.R. (Maximum Production Rates) Geological Survey, Gulf of Mexico, October 9, 1975
Pledger Field, Brazoria County, District #6, exception to Statewide Rule 21, 1944
Exception to Rule 8, Oakwood Field, Leon County, District #6, June 11, 1947
Benedum-Spraberry telegrams, July 1953
Cleaning tank bottoms, October 19, 1937
Pipeline rules and regulations, Oil and Gas Circular No. 10, July 26, 1919
Exempt potentials test, Bethany-Panola Fields, Panola County, District 6, December 1936
Manziel Field, Exceptions to Rule 21, District #6, 1927, 1947-1948
Manziel Field, Exceptions to Statewide Rule 25, District #6, September 1946
Long Lake Field, Anderson, Leon and Freestone counties, Exception to Statewide Rule 21, District #6, November 1945
Exempt Potentials Test, Long Lake Field, Anderson, Leon and Freestone counties, District #6, May 1938
East Texas Field, Gregg and Smith counties, District #6, 1943, 1946, 1948
Box
2002/003-35 Exception to Statewide Rule 21, District #6, Chapel Hill Field, 1946-1947
Circular No. 7, June 18, 1919
Circular No. 13, March 1, 1923
API Code 25 for Measuring, Sampling, and Testing Crude Oil, April 1940
Memos governing tank cleaning and tank bottom transportation, 1951
Old memos and special orders, 1919, 1938-1939, 1953-1964
Citation, January 2, 1975
Approved Seismic Triangulation Survey Companies, revised, September 18, 1968
Rules and regulations, Oils and Gas Circular No. 15, May 15, 1934
Approved directional surveying companies, April 1974
Memo to all directional surveying companies and to all operators of wells drilled for oil and/or gas in the state of Texas, January 9, 1963
List of RRC approved directional surveying companies, December 2, 1963
Amended shut down order effective, May 1, 1947
District 9 General, requests for allow changes, etc. presented at statewide hearings, 1936-1937
Peerless Tank Cleaning Company:
Petroleum Dehydrating Company to operate a tank bottom treating plant at the Sinclair Pipe Line Company station near Mexia, Limestone County, March 8, 1962
Rehearing, Reagin Trucking Company, Inc., to operate a reclamation plant in Wickett, Ward County, Texas, May 27, 1959
Renewal permit issues tank bottom treating plant, Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas, May 29, 1947
Petroleum Dehydration Company, Hull, Liberty County, March 7, 1951
Petroleum Dehydration Company to construct and operate treating plants in Stephens and Comanche Counties, Texas, August 9, 1943
Petroleum Dehydration Company for a permit to operate a tank bottom treating plant on Continental Pipe Line Company's tank farm, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, August 27, 1962
Petroleum Dehydration Company for permit to operate plant for processing tank bottoms, Wise County, Texas, November 14, 1958
Petroleum Dehydration Company to operate a treating plant at Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, January 31, 1961
Petroleum Dehydration Company to construct and operate a tank bottom treating plant at Magnolia Petroleum Company's Fort Worth tank farm, Tarrant County, October 27, 1955
Petroleum Dehydration Company for permit to operate an oil treating plant in Midland County, Texas, October 22, 1965
Petroleum Dehydration Company to process tank bottoms in Sinclair's tanks at Colonel Station, Teague, Freestone County, May 3, 1955
T.B. Presswood, Jr., to operate a tank bottom and waste oil reclaiming plant in the Raywood, Vicksburg, Field area, Liberty County, July 17, 1956
Box
2002/003-36 Reagin Trucking Company to operate a reclamation plant at the Wickett Refining Company location in Wickett, Ward County, Texas, April 24, 1959
W.H. Rosson reclamation plant at Ira, Scurry County, Texas, April 24, 1959
[empty folder]
[Note: See Westex Tank Cleaning Corporation file.]
Safety Tank Cleaning Company to operate a tank bottom treating plant at Mexia, Freestone County, February 26, 1952
Shaw Tank Cleaning Company, Inc. for a permit to erect and operate a reclamation plant at Crane, Crane County, December 18, 1963
Shaw Tank Cleaning Company, Inc. to operate a treating and dehydrating plant in Houston, Harris County, May 17, 1951
Shaw Tank Cleaning Company, Inc. to operate a reclamation plant near Beaumont in Jefferson County, July 31, 1962
Shaw Tank Cleaning Company, Inc., Harbor Island Terminal, Nueces County, January 4, 1962
Shaw Tank Cleaning Company, Inc., to reclaim tank bottoms from Magnolia Pipe Line's Ringgold tank farm, Montague County, September 18, 1961
Shaw Tank Cleaning Company, Inc., for a permit to operate a reclamation plant at Robins, in Leon County, January 30, 1962
C.D. Shawver to operate a tank bottom treating and reclamation plant southeast of Seymour, February 20, 1957
Joe T. Smith Transport Co. for a permit to operate a reclamation plant near Hawley, Jones County, April 6, 1964
Stark Treating Company for a permit to operate a tank bottom treating plant near Seminole, Gaines County, July 9, 1963
Tank Bottom Service Corporation for a permit to operate a reclaiming plant in Midland County, December 30, 1965
Tank Bottom Service Corporation permit to operate reclamation plant in Crockett County, January 25, 1966
Tank Cleaners, Inc., 1957-1968
Texas-Mexico Reclaiming and Cleaning Company, reclamation plant Ward County, recessed to, September 26, 1969
[Permit expired October 1, 1969]
Texas-Mexico Reclaiming and Cleaning Company, Wicket, Ward County, July 22, 1966
C.L. Leveritt for a permit to operate a treating plant in Caldwell County, August 4, 1959
Liberty Oil Reclaiming Company:
Reclaiming plant, Raywood (Vicksburg) Field area, Liberty County, May 14, 1958
Show-cause-pertaining to Liberty Oil Reclaiming Company's operating a tank bottom treating plant in the area of Liberty, January 19, 1959
Permit and special orders, February 1963
Monthly report and tender operations statement, 1958-1959
Permit correspondence, 1958-1960
[2 folders; black and white photographs]
Box
2002/003-37 Tank cleaning permit form ES-A, 1958
Material submitted to Question Document Section, 1959
T.H. McCann, Jr., to operate a tank bottom cleaning and reclaiming plant, Big Spring, Howard County, June 19, 1958
Malone Trucking Company for a permit to operate a reclamation plant near Texas City, Galveston County, June 9, 1964
Mauldin Oil Service to operate a reclamation plant, Abilene, December 31, 1968
M&M Oil Corporation to construct and operate a tank bottom treating plant at Jacksboro, Jack County, August 18, 1955
M.F. Machen to operate a tank bottom treating and reclaiming plant to serve Glasscock, Upton, Reagan, and Midland counties, July 24, 1958
More, Inc. for permission to operate a portable reclaiming plant Gulf Refining Company Monahans Station, Ward County, May 18, 1966
Olympic Petroleum Corporation operate a reclamation plant, Slocum Field, Anderson County, May 8, 1968
Vacuum and Pressure Tank Truck Services Inc., to operate a reclamation plant in Houston, Harris County, January 31, 1961
C.W. Ward to operate a portable tank bottom treating plant in Commission District 9, April 5, 1956
The Warwick Wax Company Inc., erect and operate a treating plant one mile northeast of Kilgore, April 30, 1947
Watex Chemical Company permit to operate a reclamation plant in Gregg County, February 4, 1966
H.G. Watkins for a permit to operate a plant for processing tank bottoms at Midkiff, Upton County, September 26, 1958
West Texas Reclamation Corporation for a permit to operate a treating plant at McCamey, Upton County, July 15, 1964
West Texas Reclamation Corporation, Midland, July 1966
Westex Tank Cleaning Corporation for permission to operate a reclamation plant in the Sharon Ridge Field, Scurry County, April 6, 1965
Whiteside Tank and Supply to operate a reclamation plant near Abilene, Taylor County, December 12, 1958
D.B. Williams to operate a tank bottom treating plant in Spraberry Trend area of Midland, Reagan, Upton and Glasscock counties, August 27, 1957
Box
2002/003-38 R.C. Williams and Co., Inc. permit to operate a reclamation plant at McCamey, Upton County, January 27, 1966
Williams and Adams Tank Trucks to operate a tank bottom treating plant in Electra, Wichita County, August 29, 1956
Texas Oil Conservation Company, Inc. treating plant at Odessa, Ector County, March-April, 1967
[Permit revoked April 24, 1967]
Texas Oil Conservation Co., Inc. permission to operate the reclamation plant now being operated by Reagin Trucking Co., Inc. in Wickett, Ward County, August 11, 1965
Tomrog Oil Company to operate a reclamation plant at Wichita Falls, Wichita County, February 12, 1959
Tomrog Oil Company for a permit to operate a reclamation plant at Wichita Falls, Wichita County, December 18, 1958
Thomas Transport Service for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Railroad Commission Districts 7-B and 7-C, February 13, 1964
Traders Oil and Royalty permission to install a reclamation plant, Luling-Branyon Field, Caldwell County, September 1, 1965
Vacuum and Pressure Tank Truck Services Inc., to operate a reclamation plant in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, January 31, 1961
[Retired February 20, 1964]
Roger G. Heinrich, DBA Comet Petroleum Service to operate a treating and cleaning plant in Montague County, July 27, 1959
Ray Howell to operate a tank bottom treating plant in Breckenridge, February 20, 1957
Afton Hudson for a permit to operate a tank bottom treating plant in Abilene, Taylor County, March 13, 1962
Hugo G. Huffman to operate a tank bottom treating plant at McCamey, Upton County, August 28, 1957
Ingram Chemical Cleaning Company for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Houston, Harris County, September 28, 1960
Johnson Vacuum Truck Service reclamation plant permit in Raccoon Bend Field, Austin County, September 6, 1966
[Denied September 27, 1966]
Joiner Oil Company, Inc. for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Houston, Harris County, September 8, 1960
[Retired March 21, 1964]
Joiner Oil Company, Inc. for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Liberty County, June 9, 1959
[Denied]
Fred G. Jones for a permit to operate a reclamation plant at Wickett, Ward County, February 25, 1959
K.W. Wax Company to operate a tank bottom treating plant at Ballinger, Runnels County, August 1, 1957
L.L. Lankford to operate a reclamation plant approximately two miles north Graham, Young County, February 26, 1959
Carruth Trucking Company to reclaim oil and salvage tank bottoms in Andrews County, November 17, 1960
[Retired on November 18, 1964]
Chapman Well Service for a permit to operate a portable reclamation plant in Railroad Commission No. 8, August 18, 1961
[Denied]
Chem-Wax Company for a permit to operate a tank bottom treating plant in Goree, Knox County, August 8, 1958
Conservation Processes, Inc. to operate an oil treating plant in District 3, November 15, 1966
Conservation Processes, Inc. to review the temp permit to operate reclamation plant in Railroad Commission District #3, October 15, 1968
W.R. Crisp to operate a tank bottom cleaning plant in Midkiff, Upton County, March 14, 1957
Charles T. Daws to operate a reclamation plant in Abilene, Taylor County, May 28, 1959
Charles T. Daws to operate a tank bottom treating plant in Abilene, Taylor County, July 16, 1957
O.L. Dixon to operate a tank bottom cleaning and treating plant in Throckmorton and adjoining counties, September 28, 1956
Box
2002/003-39 R.L. Dodd to operate a tank bottom treating plant at Lawn, September 6, 1956
G. and P. Trucking Company Inc. for permit to operate a reclamation plant in the Spraberry Fields area, Dawson, Midland, Reagan, Glasscock, and Upton counties, November 13, 1964
[Retired November 18, 1964]
Curtis Garrett and J.W. Butler to operate a reclamation plant on the H.M. Wilson lease, Andrews County, March 24, 1959
[Denied]
The Gilmore Company to operate a reclamation plant in Bryson, Jack County, February 13, 1959
[Denied]
Gratex Corporation, operate a reclamation plant, District 9, Young County, August 18, 1967
[Postponed to September 5, 1967]
Gray Brothers for permission to operate a reclamation plant in Merkel, Taylor County, March 25, 1966
Greenless Oil Reclaim Company for a permit to operate a treating plant in Luling, Caldwell County, February 26, 1959
[Retired June 1, 1970]
J.R. Hall for a permit to operate a reclamation plant outside the city limits of Kermit, Winkler Company, May 18, 1962
Haley Transports, Inc. for a permit to operate reclamation plants near Eldorado, Schleicher County, February 11, 1963
[Permit expired April 30, 1968]
P.D. Haley, DBA Haley Transport Co. for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Railroad Commission District No. 8, Gaines County, February 24, 1964
[Denied]
Eldorado Wax Company to operate a hearing treating plant, Neva West, Page, Hulldale, North Hulldale, and Susan Peak Fields, Schleicher and Tom Green counties, April 23, 1954
Alice Specialty Company, Inc. reclamation plant permit, San Patricio County, February 25, 1970
[Retired March 19, 1971]
Allen Oil Reclamation Company Inc. for permit to operate a reclamation plant at Wickett, Ward County, July 25, 1960
[Name changed from Allen Tank and Pipe Construction Company]
R.P. Allen for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Hull, Liberty County, October 23, 1962
[Retired May 2, 1963]
Wayne Allen for a permit to operate a reclamation plant at Lawn, Taylor County, June 2, 1959
[Application withdrawn]
Atlas Tank and Steel Company Inc. to operate a tank bottom treating plant on Magnolia Pipe Line Station site in DeLeon, Comanche County, May 29, 1963
[Retired January 1, 1964]
B and W Truck Service for a permit to operate a portable treating plant, July 28, 1961
[Denied]
A. Preston Bailey to operate a tank bottom treating plant at Santa Anna, Coleman County, November 26, 1958
C.G. Benham for a permit to operate a reclamation plant in Luling, Caldwell County, February 13, 1964
Don C. Bishop Construction Company to operate a tank bottom treating plant at Liberty, February 5, 1957
Ralph N. Burns to operate a reclamation plants at Iraan, Pecos County, June 21, 1955
[Cancelled]
Joe Cahill to operate a reclamation plant in Breckenridge, Stephens County, September 9, 1958
[Expired]
Stephens County field exceptions District 7-B, June 23, 1948
Exempt gas production Sikes Field, District #7, State Oil Corporation, September 1936
Order file, conversion factors shut down, December 1948
[2 folders]
Box
2002/003-40 Exempt Rule 21, Carthage Field, District #6, 1944-1949
Exempt potentials test - Cayuge Field, Anderson, Henderson and Freestone counties, 1938, 1947
L and M Oil Company reclamation plant, San Juan, Hidalgo County, April 10, 1957
[Cancelled]
M.E.R. hearings, May-July 1947
Keystone (Colby Sand) hearing held at Midland, September 10, 1938
[2 folders]



 

Statewide hearing summary files, 1927-1928, 1935-1940,
0.75 cubic ft.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Records relate to a statewide hearing concerning oil production held before the RRC in Austin, Texas in 1937. The majority of the supporting material includes reports of investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, along with additional reference brochures and publications dating 1927-1928, 1935-1940.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Statewide hearing summary files, Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2002/003-40 Analysis of crude oils from fields of Michigan, May 1937
Properties of California crude oils, December 1937
Analysis of crude oils from some fields of Oklahoma, April 1939, October 1941
Analysis of crude oils from some fields of Pennsylvania and New York, January 1938
Analysis of crude oils from some of the more recently discovered Rocky Mountain fields, December 1937
Some asphalts from Oregon Basin, Wyoming, crude oils, March 1939
Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products by A.G. White, G.R. Hopkins and H.A. Breakey, 1937
Bureau of Mines, A.P.I. Pressure Core Barrel
[empty folder]
Disposal of petroleum wastes on oil producing properties, December 1935
Disposal of oil field brine in Kansas, March 1938
Box
2002/003-41 Effect of acid treatment upon the ultimate recovery in certain fields in Kansas, April 1939
The Eykometer, February 1940
Extent and availability of natural gas reserves in Michigan, July 1936
14th biennial report, Louisiana, Department of Conservation
[empty folder]
Flow of mixture of oil and water trouble sand, April 1-2, 1937
Flow of oil and natural gas through porous media, 1938
Forecast of demand for motor fuel and crude oils, October 1939
Foundations for marsh operations, April 1-2, 1937
Fuel research motor gasoline survey, June 1939
Hazard of mercury vapor in analytical petroleum laboratories, October 1939
Identification of oil field waters by chemical analysis, 1927
International Petroleum Trade, May 20, 1939
Natural Gas by F.S. Lott and G.R. Hopkins, 1939
Petroleum Development in Oklahoma, 1935
Porosity of the sundance sand in Wyoming, July 1938
Properties of Louisiana crude oils, November 1939, September-October 1940
A preliminary report of the survey of crude oil in storage, 1936-1937
Survey of crude oils of the producing fields of Kansas, January 1940
Volumetric and A.P.I. gravity changes due to the solution of gas in crude oils, October 1928
Howe Lamtex Casing Pumps Equipment Corporation, Shreveport, Louisiana, Catalog No. 1, 1935
Equilibrium cell for investigating properties of fluids from petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, April 1940
List of Bureau of Mines publications, March 1934, June 1937



 

Vacuum hearing files, 1932-1948,
1 cubic ft.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Records concern applications for permits to install and utilize vacuum on active oil well leases. The vacuum operation secured a greater volume of gas to be used for recycling into the pay formation under pressure. These files contain correspondence regarding permits and scheduled hearings, applications for vacuum permits, and orders of permit decisions, dating 1932-1948. Folder titles are from original records and often include the district in which the lease is located, the county in which the field is located, the name of the field and the name of the company operating the well within that field. The majority of the files include a letter or an order from the RRC stating whether or not the application was approved.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by district number.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Vacuum hearing files, Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2002/003-41 Vacuum permits, correspondence, 1933-1943
Box
2002/003-42 Vacuum permits orders, 1941
District #1:
Vacuum hearing, Amy Oil Company, Larison lease, Clark Field, Guadalupe County, August 2, 1939
Vacuum hearing, Lanning and Coffield Chapman, Abbott Field, Williamson County, March 15, 1940
Vacuum hearing, Lanning and Coffield Chapman, Abbott Field, Williamson County, April 10, 1940
Vacuum permit files, Yoast Field, April 2, 1949
Vacuum hearing file, application of Arcadia Refining Company to install vacuum on its Burkett and Golson leases, Coleman County, September 27, 1937
Vacuum permit, Chass Production Company, Holzmark Field, September 7, 1948
Vacuum hearing file, Marts and Beaven Inc., Orgain and Reyes leases, Cedar Creek Field, March 26, 1935
Vacuum hearing file, Golden West Oil Company, Joseph Wilson #1, Salt Flat Field, Caldwell Company, September 24, 1937
Vacuum hearing file, Taylor Refining Company, Matthews Pool, Williamson County, October 6, 1936
Vacuum hearing file, B.E. Pierce, Carl Matteck lease, Noack Field, Williamson County, August 2, 1939
District #2:
Vacuum hearing file, Fondren Production Company, Fee lease, Harris County, July 11, 1936
Vacuum hearing file, The Moran Corporation application for vacuum permit on its J.F. Arlers, Fort Bend County, September 16, 1936
District #3:
Vacuum hearing file, R.E. Smith, Loma Novia Field, Duval County, March 29, 1948
Vacuum hearing file, Vernon E. Neuhaus, Colorado Field, Jim Hogg County, June 17, 1948
District #5-6:
Vacuum hearing file, C.H. Brandenburg, Cullers lease, Young County, May 24, 1935
Vacuum hearing file, Arrowood and Barr lease, Callahan County, November 22, 1939
Vacuum hearing file, B. and R. Oil Company, Almeda Williams lease, Brown County, February 28, 1940
Application to pull vacuum, Barnsdall Oil Company's Frank Ghelson lease, Coleman County, July 8, 1940
Vacuum permit, Brannon and Murray, North Thrifty Field, November 25, 1942
Vacuum hearing, Cox and Hamon's Hankins lease, Desdemona area, Eastland County, March 3, 1941
Vacuum hearing, application to Cox and Hamon's to use vacuum their Hankins lease, Desdemonia area, Eastland County, February 28, 1941
Vacuum hearing, Dean and Adkisson Pratt lease, Stephens County, July 27, 1934
Vacuum hearing, Jamison, Pollard and Forster, Burkett Pool, Coleman County, October 5, 1935
Vacuum permit order, Jay Hawk Oil Company, Brown County, April 18, 1941
Vacuum hearing, Letwin and Lippitt, Hatchett Pool, Callahan County, March 14, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Nate Rosenbaum-Owens leases, Sedwick area, Shackelford County, August 12, 1940
Vacuum hearing, Ohio Oil Company leases in Stephens County, November 27, 1939
Vacuum hearing, Panhandle Refining Company and Pearson and Fals, Eastland County, January 2, 1934
Vacuum hearing, Pleasant Grove Area, Eastland County, October 26, 1936
Vacuum hearing, W.J. Rhodes, Matthews lease, Shackelford County, July 11, 1936
Vacuum hearing, Pearson and Correll, Shackelford County leases, April 20, 1935
Vacuum hearing, St. Mary's Oil and Gas Company, Ingram and Shannon leases, Brown County, March 24, 1934
Vacuum hearing, St. Mary's Oil and Gas Company leases, Colony Pool, Callahan County, December 19, 1939
Vacuum hearing, Shertzer Bros to pull vacuum on J.N. Stuart lease, Stephens County, July 8, 1940
Vacuum hearing, St. Mary's Oil and Gas Company permission to operate leases in Shackelford County, October 2, 1940
Vacuum hearing, Texas Fidelity Oil Corporation, Pratt lease, Stephens County, December 1, 1932
District #7:
Vacuum hearing, Butler and Horne, Tyler #1, Eastland County, August 2, 1939
Vacuum hearing, L.R. Pearson, Watson A. lease, Eastland County regular field, June 28, 1948
Vacuum hearing, Ralph Stewart, Coleman County regular field, June 23, 1948
Vacuum hearing, Sinclair Prairie Oil Company, M.C. Bruce lease, Stephens County, May 10, 1948
District #9:
Vacuum hearing, Bourbon Royalty Company Blks 28, 29, Cowherd Brothers, Wichita County, July 21, 1934
Vacuum hearing, S. Brachman, J.A. Young lease, Archer and Baylor counties, November 2, 1933
Box
2002/003-43 Vacuum hearing, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Burns lease, Wilbarger County, March 10, 1934
Vacuum hearing, R.R. Clark leases, Sunshine area, Wichita County, April 6, 1935
Vacuum hearing, application of R.R. Clark to install vacuum on leases in Wichita County, September 6, 1934
Vacuum hearing, Consolidated Oil Company, Waggoner "O" and "A" lease, Wilbarger County, January 25, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Continental Oil Company application use vacuum on Oldham, Wolf and Abercrombie leases, Archer County, May 10, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Cooke County regular field, March 14, 1949
Vacuum hearing, Empire Oil and Refining Company, Wilson "B" lease, Archer County, September 15, 1936
Vacuum hearing, Gulf Production Company Power Banking Company leases, Archer County, March 7, 1935
Vacuum permit, High Point Oil Company, C.J. Fetter lease, Cooke County, April 9, 1948
Vacuum hearing, Horwitz and McDaniel, S.M.J. Benson lease, Archer County, February 4, 1936
Vacuum hearing, Horwitz and McDaniel, S.M.J. Benson lease, Young County, June 22, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Horwitz and Oldom, Panhandle Refining Company, Lowe lease, Young County, October 21, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Horwitz and Oldom, Taack and Green leases, Young County, November 14, 1936
Vacuum permit, Magnolia Petroleum Company, Hugh Reilly lease, Burk Field, November 25, 1942
Vacuum hearing, McCarty Oil Company, Miller lease, Archer County, December 3, 1934
Vacuum hearing, application of Neely and Shackelford to install vacuum on Coleman Leach lease, Jack County, January 28, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Panhandle Refining Company and Anderson lease, Archer County, February 1, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Panhandle Oil and Refining Company, D.L. Wolf lease, Young County, June 8, 1936
Vacuum hearing, Dwight M. Ross and McCarty Oil Company, Sue Mitchell and Patience Castleman Survey, Wichita County, January 5, 1934
Vacuum hearing, Russell and Johannesen, Cooke County regular field, December 1948, February 1949
Vacuum hearing, M.F. Scott, J.E. Boley lease, Young County, November 25, 1947
Vacuum hearing, Simms Oil Company, Turbeville South "A" lease, Archer County, August 12, 1935
Vacuum permit, Sinclair Prairie Oil Company, L.P. Moren lease, Young County, May 10, 1948
Vacuum permit, Stewart and Grisham, Archer County regular field, August, October, 1948
Vacuum permit, Texas Plains Oil Company, Garvey Brothers lease, Archer and Young County, January 1944
Vacuum hearing, Texas Plains Oil Company, Archer and Jack County, November 23, 1943
Vacuum hearing, Underwood Drilling Company, et al., Ward and Campbell lease, Young County, March 13, 1935
Vacuum hearing, White and Duncan, Archer and Jack counties, November 23, 1943
Vacuum hearing, A.T. Wolf and L.V. Hull Daume lease, Wichita County, November 16, 1933
Vacuum hearing, American Refining Properties, Tuberville lease, Archer County, February 26, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Barnsdall Oil Company, Archer County regular field, March 19, 1945
Vacuum hearing, The Bonner Company, Cole lease, Wichita County, February 25, 1935
Vacuum hearing, The Bonner Company leases in Wichita County, May 8, 1935
Vacuum hearing, Special Report from Columbia Carbon Company, May 3, 1939



 

Panhandle Field hearing files, 1924, 1930-1940, 1944-1945, 1949, bulk 1938-1940,
2.5 cubic ft.

Historical Sketch
Panhandle Field is a giant gas and oil producing area, covering 200,000 surface acres in Hartley, Potter, Moore, Hutchinson, Carson, Gray, Wheeler, and Collingsworth counties. The field is located within RRC District #10 and was classified as one reservoir by the RRC until January 1, 1940, when cumulative production totaled 346.8 million barrels of oil. At that time oil production from the reservoir was separated into fields named Panhandle Carson County, Panhandle Gray County, Panhandle Hutchinson County, and Panhandle Wheeler County.
(Sources include: Panhandle field, Handbook of Texas and the Railroad Commissions' District Offices website, both accessed on November 14, 2014, and the records themselves.)
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Records include correspondence, affidavits, briefs, orders and exhibit files from various RRC hearings involving oil and gas companies with wells and leases located in the Panhandle Field, dating 1924, 1930-1940, 1944-1945, 1949, bulk 1938-1940.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Panhandle Field hearing files, Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2002/003-54 Brief supporting complaint of Northern Natural Gas Company, about 1930s
[2 folders]
Brief of Portland Gasoline Company in reply to complaint of Northern Natural Gas Company, 1940
Brief supporting complaint of Northern Natural Gas Company, about 1940s
Northern Natural Gas Company Gas Measurement Procedure for Texas Legislature House Bill 159, 1949
Affidavits:
Summary of gas litigation, Oil and Gas Journal, March 24, 1938
[empty folder]
Blair, F.M., 1938-1939
Camp, Richard W., about 1930s
Carpenter, Everett, 1938
Cottingham, V.E., 1937-1939
Cox, L.M., 1938
Craig, T.C., 1938
Crowell, A.M., 1935-1937
Devore, Fred E., 1938
Dunn, K.I., 1938
Foran, E.V., 1935
Gilmore, Carl W., 1938
Griffin, Gordon M., 1935
West Sweet and Sour Zones, exhibits V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, 1937
Hall, F.C., 1938
Harrington, D.D., 1935
Henderson, F.C., 1933, 1938
Hughes, C. Don, 1938
McLaughlin, H.L., 1938
Box
2002/003-55 Parker, R.D., 1938
Patten, F.V.L., 1938
Peterson, C.J., 1935
Post, T. G., 1937
Price, Howard W., 1935
Pruitt, L.E., 1938
Stein, W.F.G., 1938
Stephenson, E.A., 1935
Thompson, J.D., Jr., 1935
White, Harrold, 1938
General Atlas Carbon Company v. George H. Sheppard, exhibits, 1940
[3 folders]
General Atlas Carbon Company v. George H. Sheppard, hearing file, February 9, 1940
Hearing data, correspondence, 1936-1938
Hearings by Senate Investigating Committee, April 9-12, 1934
Effect of various proposed proration formulae on each gatherer of gas in the Panhandle gas field, August 1937
[2 folders]
Box
2002/003-56 Application Coltexo Corporation Commingle, sweet gas and casinghead in pipe line to carbon black plant, 1944
Hearing at Amarillo, sour gas proration, November 6, 1945
[2 folders]
Carbon black hearing, regarding application Smith Brothers Refinery use gas from Laycock lease, March 1944
Hearing basis of displacement factor recommended, November 18, 1938
Hearing discussion of S.B. 407, June 18, 1937
Hearing, Shell - Jordan wells 2, 3, 4, oil well increase allowed, October 10, 1936
Order re: classification of gas produced from Polo Oil Company's Sanford #1 gas wells in Hutchinson County, September 18, 1936
Hearing gas conservation, Pampa, July 16, 1932
Hearing, Osborne area, July 18, 1934
Hearing gas conservation, Amarillo, October 1, 1924
Hearing on common purchaser, Amarillo, October 3, 1931
F.C. Henderson, et al., carbon black cases No. 63-64, September 23, 1932
Box
2002/003-57 Hearing data, gasoline plants, Skelly Oil Corporation and Cargray Corporation, exhibits, 1935
Consolidated case, 1936
[Set for trial, Austin, January 1939, not tried]
Carbon black hearing transcript, March 10, 1937
Hearing statewide natural gas, January 1939
[2 folders]
Consolidated case, 1936
Hearing file, sweet dry natural gas, Gray, Collingsworth, Wheeler counties, 1937
Schedules, rock pressures accumulative production and April summaries, Henderson case, 1938
Kellerville area, March 7, 1944
Hearing adoption of rules, East Panhandle, April 13, 1937
Box
2002/003-58 Hearing file, 1937-1938
Panhandle sour potentials, The Oil Weekly, December 13, 1937
Excerpts from hearing, August 27, 1937
Data prepared for hearing on sour gas area, Amarillo, March 7, 1938
Hearing gas conservation, March 16, 1936
Hearing data, statewide gas and oil ratio, December 18, 1936
Henderson case:
Affidavits, 1933, 1938
Affidavits, Henderson v. Terrell, 1938-1939
[2 folders]
Exhibits, 1935-1938
Original calculation sheets, June 23, 1938
Supplemental briefs, 1940



 

Various hearing files, 1922-1925, 1935, 1938-1951, 1956, bulk 1946-1948,
2 cubic ft.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Records include RRC hearing files for various cases containing briefs, correspondence, notices, RRC orders, court orders, affidavits, notes, memoranda, exhibits, maps, and judgements. Dates covered are 1922-1925, 1935, 1938-1951, 1956, bulk 1946-1948. Correspondents include RRC staff, commissioners, litigants, and attorneys. Types of cases filed include transfer of oil to different refineries, release of frozen stock, and illegal crude oil production.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Various hearing files, Oil and Gas Division miscellaneous hearing files, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some maps are too large to photocopy.
Box
2002/003-59 Danaho Refining Company investigation of Toronto pipe lines operations hearing, protestant exhibits, February 14, 1947
[2 folders]
Danaho Refining Company investigation of Toronto pipe lines operations hearing, applicants exhibits, February 14, 1947
Danaho Refining Company investigation of Toronto pipe lines operations in Bee, DeWitt, Goliad, and Karnes counties, February 14, 1947
Ralph Lowe, 1948-1951
Toronto Pipe Line Company, correspondence, 1946-1947
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, penalty suit, 1946-1948
[2 folders]
Box
2002/003-60 State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, penalty suit, 1946-1948
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, penalty suit, exhibits, 1948, 1956
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, reports, August 1946-March 1948
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, reports, Levelland Field case, 1948
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, reports, pipe line runs, April 1946-March 1948
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, reports, proration, 1946, 1948
State of Texas v. Ralph Lowe, reports, oil runs, 1946, 1948
Commission correspondence, 1948
Case No. 1512, Bass v. Railroad Commission of Texas, 1923-1925
[2 folders]
Box
2002/003-61 Gas nominations, Judge Gardner's court, 1944
Exhibits, briefs and memos, 1942-1943
[2 folders]
Carthage Field, Panola County, September 7, 1943
Carthage Field, Panola County, May 17, 1943
Carthage Field, 1943
Carthage Field, 1943-1944
University Land Acquisition Board v. Bessie S. Johns, September 21, 1922
Bass and Galloway cases, 1923-1925
Pipe line field runs, September-December 1940
Investigation of Lee Dilling Company in Foster Field, June 18, 1941
Judgement on State of Texas v. Nathan Lynch, et al., Gregg County, January 10, 1942
C.E. Walding case, 1938-1939
Box
2002/003-62 Pipe Line Division reports and field runs, 1935
Tyler Oil and Refining Company case no. 58,220, 1938
Texas Oil Products case nos. 58,216 and 58,299, 1938