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Texas Railroad Commission & Louisiana Department of Natural Resources sign MOU

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to provide written notice to each other when certain oil and gas activities will occur near each side of the state line. Both states also agreed that a 15-day prior notice of approved projects would be helpful in case the activity could have an adverse impact on the other side of the boundary line. In addition, each state would have time to make necessary assessments and/or objections before the start of a project. The DNR also requested that the bordering states of Mississippi and Arkansas be considered in a MOU with Louisiana and is working with those states at the present time to pursue a “timely notice” agreement like the Texas MOU.