Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
5700 Plano Parkway, Suite 3600
Plano, Texas 75093
Telephone: (214) 432-8002
September 1, 2020
Liz Packebusch
Division of Corporation Finance
Office of Energy and Transportation
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F. Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20549
Torchlight Energy Resources Inc.
Registration Statement on Form S-3
Filed August 24, 2020
File No. 333-248316
Dear Ms. Packebusch:
On behalf of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (the “Company”), and pursuant to Rule 461 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, I hereby request that the effectiveness of the Registration Statement referred to above be accelerated to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time on September 3, 2020, or as soon thereafter as practicable.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Robert D. Axelrod of Axelrod & Smith at (713) 861-1996 x 2 or me at (314) 920-0890.  I thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.
Very truly yours,
  /s/ John Brda
John Brda, President