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Texas Laws | Natural Resources Code
NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

The commission may approve agreements by persons owning or controlling leases or other interests in separate property in oil fields, gas fields, or oil and gas fields for the construction and operation of cooperative facilities necessary for the conservation and utilization of gas, including facilities for extracting and separating hydrocarbons from gas or casinghead gas. (8900)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2575, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8901)

Sec. 103.042. COMMISSION APPROVAL. (8902)(Text)

Agreements for the construction and operation of cooperative facilities shall be approved by the commission only after application, notice, and hearing, and a finding by the commission that the cooperative facilities are in the interest of conservation and that secondary recovery operations are not feasible or necessary. (8903)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2575, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8904)

Sec. 103.043. COOPERATIVE REFINING. (8905)(Text)

(a) No agreement for the construction or operation of cooperative facilities may provide directly or indirectly for the cooperative refining of oil, distillate, condensate, or gas, or any by-product of oil, distillate, condensate, or gas. (8906)

(b) The extraction of liquid hydrocarbons from gas and the separation of liquid hydrocarbons into butanes, propanes, ethanes, distillate, condensate, and natural gasoline without any additional processing of any of them is not considered to be refining. (8907)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2575, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8908)

Sec. 103.044. COOPERATIVE MARKETING. (8909)(Text)

No agreement for the construction or operation of cooperative facilities may provide for the cooperative marketing of oil, condensate, distillate, or gas, or any by-product of oil, condensate, distillate, or gas. (8910)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2576, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8911)

Sec. 103.045. EFFECT OF APPROVAL ON OPERATIONS IN OTHER FIELDS. (8912)(Text)

The approval of an agreement authorized by this chapter is not of itself a finding that similar operations in other fields are wasteful or not in the interest of conservation. (8913)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2576, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8914)

Sec. 103.046. JOINTLY OWNED PROPERTY. (8915)(Text)

None of the provisions in this chapter require the approval of the commission of voluntary agreements for the joint development and operation of jointly owned property. (8916)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2576, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8917)

SUBTITLE D. REGULATION OF SPECIFIC BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS (8918)(Text)

CHAPTER 111. COMMON CARRIERS, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND COMMON PURCHASERS (8919)(Text)
Sec. 111.001. DEFINITIONS. (8920)(Text)

In this chapter: (8921)

(1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas. (8922)

(2) "Public utility" means a person, association of persons, or corporation that owns, operates, or manages crude petroleum storage tanks or storage facilities for the public for hire, either in connection with a pipeline, pipelines, or otherwise. The term does not include an electric cooperative, as that term is defined by Section 11.003, Utilities Code, or its subsidiary, that sells electricity at wholesale and that owns or operates an underground storage facility and provides gas storage services to the public for hire if the gas storage facility is predominantly operated to support the integration of renewable resources. Such a gas storage facility may not have a working gas capacity of greater than five billion cubic feet. (8923)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2578, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (8924)

Amended by: (8925)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 312), Sec. 3, eff. April 21, 2011. (8926)

Sec. 111.002. COMMON CARRIERS UNDER CHAPTER. (8927)(Text)

A person is a common carrier subject to the provisions of this chapter if it: (8928)

(1) owns, operates, or manages a pipeline or any part of a pipeline in the State of Texas for the transportation of crude petroleum to or for the public for hire, or engages in the business of transporting crude petroleum by pipeline; (8929)

(2) owns, operates, or manages a pipeline or any part of a pipeline in the State of Texas for the transportation of crude petroleum to or for the public for hire and the pipeline is constructed or maintained on, over, or under a public road or highway, or is an entity in favor of whom the right of eminent domain exists; (8930)

(3) owns, operates, or manages a pipeline or any part of a pipeline in the State of Texas for the transportation of crude petroleum to or for the public for hire which is or may be constructed, operated, or maintained across, on, along, over, or under the right-of-way of a railroad, corporation, or other common carrier required by law to transport crude petroleum as a common carrier; (8931)

(4) under lease, contract of purchase, agreement to buy or sell, or other agreement or arrangement of any kind, owns, operates, manages, or participates in ownership, operation, or management of a pipeline or part of a pipeline in the State of Texas for the transportation of crude petroleum, bought of others, from an oil field or place of production within this state to any distributing, refining, or marketing center or reshipping point within this state; (8932)

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