The Corporation Commission regulates:
- Transportation by overseeing the operation of intrastate transportation, including motor carrier transport (trucking) licensing and certain federal and state railroad regulations and pipeline safety;
- Oil & Gas drilling, production and environmental protection;
- Petroleum Storage Tanks by enforcing federal and state regulations for motor fuel quality and containment (among other things, the OCC make sure gasoline pumps measure correctly);
- Public Utilities by setting and/or adjusting rates and services for electricity, water, telephone, natural gas, and cotton gin utilities;
The OCC regulates approximately 700 public utilities; 5,700 for hire and private motor carriers; 3,000 oil and gas operators; and 24 railroad companies.
The OCC oversees more than 40,000 miles of pipelines; 9,000 underground storage tanks; 125,000 active oil and gas wells and 4,100 railroad crossings.
And just in case you were wondering, no, the OCC does not regulate cable television, cell phones, the internet, the price of a gallon of gasoline, or the wellhead price of natural gas.
The main office of the OCC is in Oklahoma City with a satellite office in Tulsa . The State is divided up into 4 different District Field Oil and Gas offices covering different areas of the State.
District I - Bristow Office ( Northeastern Oklahoma )
District II - Kingfisher Office ( Northwestern Oklahoma )
District III - Duncan Office ( Southwestern Oklahoma )
District IV - Ada Office ( Southeastern Oklahoma )