The oil market downturn has not caused a substantial increase in abandoned oil and gas wells in Texas, a top state oil and gas regulator said Tuesday.

“We’re monitoring that issue closely, but we have not seen a significant increase in that number of high risk wells,” said Lori Wrotenbery, director of the Railroad Commission of Texas’ oil and gas division, during a panel discussion at the US Energy Information Administration’s annual conference.

— Platts