TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 87. REGULATION OF SOUR NATURAL GAS

SUBCHAPTER D. PLANTS EXTRACTING NATURAL GASOLINE



§ 87.091. PROHIBITED COMMINGLING OF GAS.
     In a plant for the extraction of natural gasoline content of gas, no sweet gas may be commingled with sour gas and no casinghead gas may be commingled with sweet gas or sour gas or both, except on the conditions and requirements stated in this subchapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2543, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 87.092. PERMIT REQUIRED.
     In any common reservoir in this state producing both sweet and sour gas, no person may operate a plant for the extraction of the natural gasoline content of gas in which sweet gas and sour gas are commingled, or plant casinghead gas is commingled with either sweet gas or sour gas or both, until the person secures from the commission a permit authorizing the operation of the plant.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2543, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 87.093. ISSUANCE OF PERMIT.
     The commission shall issue a permit if it appears that the plant is being operated and the residue gas from the plant is and will be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2543, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 87.094. CANCELLATION OF PERMIT.
     (a) If it appears to the commission that a plant is operating in violation of any of the provisions of this subchapter, the commission shall cancel the permit issued to the plant.
     (b) After the cancellation of the permit, no operator of the plant may commingle either sweet gas and sour gas or casinghead gas with sweet gas or sour gas in the plant for the purpose of extracting the natural gasoline content.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2543, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 87.095. RESIDUE GAS ALLOWED IN AIR.
     (a) Except as provided in Subsection (b) of this section, if a plant operating under this subchapter commingles casinghead gas with sweet gas or sour gas or both, the operator of the plant shall not blow, or permit to be blown, in the air any of the residue gas remaining after the gasoline content of the gas is extracted.
     (b) The operator of a plant may blow in the air an amount of residue gas from the plant that is determined by the commission to be necessary to accomplish uninterrupted deliveries in required amounts to carbon black plants for carbon black manufacture.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2543, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 87.096. RESIDUE GAS:
     DETERMINATION BY COMMISSION.
     If a plant operating under this subchapter commingles casinghead gas with sweet gas or sweet gas with sour gas, the commission shall ascertain:
          (1) the quantity of residue gas required to be used for fuel purposes in the efficient operation of the plant; and
          (2) the quantity of residue gas required to be returned by the operator of the plant to the leases to which the plant is connected for use as fuel in the operation of the leases.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2543, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 87.097. USE OF RESIDUE GAS FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
     (a) The operator of the plant is required to use, or cause to be used, for one or more of the uses provided for sweet gas by law a quantity of the residue gas from the plant equal to the quantity of sweet gas taken into the plant for processing, less the extraction loss from the processing.
     (b) The operator shall not be credited with use of residue for plant-fuel or lease-fuel operations in an amount in excess of the quantity of the residue gas found by the commission to be necessary for the efficient operation of the plant and return to the leases for fuel for lease operations.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2544, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.