TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 101. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS



§ 101.001. DEFINITION.
     In this chapter, "commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2566, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 101.002. EXISTING AGREEMENT RIGHTS.
     None of the provisions in this chapter restrict any of the rights that a person now may have to make and enter into unitization and pooling agreements.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2566, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 101.003. APPLICABILITY.
     None of the provisions in this chapter impair the power of the commission to prevent waste under the oil and gas conservation laws of the state except as provided in Section 101.004 of this code or repeal, modify, or impair any of the provisions of Sections 85.002 through 85.003, 85.041 through 85.055, 85.056 through 85.064, 85.125, 85.201 through 85.207, 85.241 through 85.243, 85.249 through 85.252, or 85.381 through 85.385 of this code or Subchapters E and J of Chapter 85 of this code, relating to oil and gas conservation.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2566, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 101.004. CONFLICT WITH ANTITRUST ACTS.
     (a) Agreements and operations under agreements which are in accordance with the provisions in this chapter, being necessary to prevent waste and conserve the natural resources of this state, shall not be construed to be in violation of the provisions of Chapter 15, Business & Commerce Code, as amended.
     (b) If a court finds a conflict between the provisions in this chapter and Chapter 15, Business & Commerce Code, as amended, the provisions in this chapter are intended as a reasonable exception to that law, necessary for the public interests stated in Subsection (a) of this section.
     (c) If a court finds that a conflict exists between the provisions in this chapter and Chapter 15, Business & Commerce Code, as amended, and finds that the provisions in this chapter are not a reasonable exception to said Chapter 15, it is the intent of the legislature that the provisions in this chapter, or any conflicting portion of them, shall be declared invalid rather than declaring Chapter 15, Business & Commerce Code, as amended, or any portion of it, invalid.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2567, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.