TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 85. CONSERVATION OF OIL AND GAS

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS



§ 85.001. DEFINITIONS.
     (a) In this chapter:
          (1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas.
          (2) "Pool," "common pool," "field," or "common source of supply" means a common reservoir.
          (3) "Pool" means an underground reservoir containing a connected accumulation of crude petroleum oil, or natural gas, or both.
          (4) "Product" and "product of oil or gas" mean a commodity or thing made or manufactured from oil or gas and derivatives or by-products of oil or gas, including refined crude oil, crude tops, topped crude, processed crude petroleum, residue from crude petroleum, cracking stock, uncracked fuel oil, treated crude oil, fuel oil, residuum, gas oil, naphtha, distillate, gasoline, kerosene, benzine, wash oil, waste oil, lubricating oil, casinghead gas, casinghead gasoline, blended gasoline, and blends or mixtures of oil, or gas, or any derivatives or by-products of them.
     (b) "Oil" means crude petroleum oil, crude petroleum, and crude oil, and "gas" means natural gas. These terms shall not be construed as referring to substances different from those referred to in this chapter and other laws as "oil and gas" and these terms mean the same whether used in this chapter or in other laws relating to the conservation of oil and gas.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2514, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 85.002. ANTITRUST AND MONOPOLY STATUTES.
     (a) The provisions of this chapter that were formerly a part of Chapter 26,

Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1931, as amended, Chapter 2, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1932, as amended, and Chapter 76, General Laws, Acts of the 44th Legislature, Regular Session, 1935, as amended, do not affect, alter, diminish, change, or modify the antitrust and monopoly laws of this state and do not directly or indirectly authorize a violation of the antitrust and monopoly laws of this state.
     (b) It is the legislative intent that no provision of this chapter that was formerly a part of Chapter 26, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1931, as amended, Chapter 2, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1932, as amended, or Chapter 76, General Laws, Acts of the 44th Legislature, Regular Session, 1935, as amended, shall affect, alter, diminish, or amend in any manner a provision of the antitrust and monopoly laws of this state or authorize a violation of the antitrust and monopoly laws. The legislative intent expressed in this subsection shall prevail and take precedence over sections cited in this subsection regardless of any statement in these sections to the contrary.
     (c) If any provision of this chapter that was formerly a part of Chapter 26, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1931, as amended, Chapter 2, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1932, as amended, or Chapter 76, General Laws,

Acts of the 44th Legislature, Regular Session, 1935, as amended, is construed by a court of this state in a manner that will affect, alter, diminish, or modify any provision of the antitrust and monopoly laws of this state, this provision which is in conflict is declared null and void rather than the antitrust and monopoly laws.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2515, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.