TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 103. COOPERATIVE FACILITIES FOR CONSERVATION AND

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS



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

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2575, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 103.002. RIGHTS EXISTING ON MAY 12, 1953.
     None of the provisions in this chapter restrict any of the rights that persons had on May 12, 1953, to make and enter into contracts for the construction and operation of cooperative facilities as provided in this chapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2575, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 103.003. CONFLICT WITH ANTITRUST LAWS.
     (a) Agreements and operations under agreements that 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 necessary for the public interest stated in Subsection (a) of this section.
     (c) If a court finds that a conflict exists between the provisions in this chapter and the laws cited in Subsections (a) and (b) of this section and finds that the provisions in this chapter are not a reasonable exception, 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 the cited laws, or any portion of them, invalid.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2575, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.