Texas Laws - Penal Code
PENAL CODE
TITLE 7. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

Sec. 31.19. THEFT OF PETROLEUM PRODUCT. (2848)(1-click HTML)

(a) In this section, "petroleum product" means crude oil, natural gas, or condensate. (2849)

(b) A person commits an offense if the person unlawfully appropriates a petroleum product with intent to deprive the owner of the petroleum product by: (2850)

(1) possessing, removing, delivering, receiving, purchasing, selling, moving, concealing, or transporting the petroleum product; or (2851)

(2) making or causing a connection to be made with, or drilling or tapping or causing a hole to be drilled or tapped in, a pipe, pipeline, or tank used to store or transport a petroleum product. (2852)

(c) Appropriation of a petroleum product is unlawful if it is without the owner's effective consent. (2853)

(d) An offense under this section is: (2854)

(1) a state jail felony if the total value of the petroleum product appropriated is less than $10,000; (2855)

(2) a felony of the third degree if the total value of the petroleum product appropriated is $10,000 or more but less than $100,000; (2856)

(3) a felony of the second degree if the total value of the petroleum product appropriated is $100,000 or more but less than $300,000; or (2857)

(4) a felony of the first degree if the total value of the petroleum product appropriated is $300,000 or more. (2858)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 46 (S.B. 1871), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017. (2859)

  

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