TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 103. COOPERATIVE FACILITIES FOR CONSERVATION AND

SUBCHAPTER B. FACILITIES FOR CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION OF GAS



§ 103.041. AUTHORIZED COOPERATIVE FACILITIES FOR SEPARATELY OWNED PROPERTY.
     The commission may approve agreements
      by persons owning or controlling leases or other interests in separate property in oil fields, gas fields, or oil and gas fields for the construction and operation of cooperative facilities necessary for the conservation and utilization of gas, including facilities for extracting and separating hydrocarbons from gas or casinghead gas.

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

§ 103.042. COMMISSION APPROVAL.
     Agreements for the construction and operation of cooperative facilities shall be approved by the commission only after application, notice, and hearing, and a finding by the commission that the cooperative facilities are in the interest of conservation and that secondary recovery operations are not feasible or necessary.

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

§ 103.043. COOPERATIVE REFINING.
     (a) No agreement for the construction or operation of cooperative facilities may provide directly or indirectly for the cooperative refining of oil, distillate, condensate, or gas, or any by-product of oil, distillate, condensate, or gas.
     (b) The extraction of liquid hydrocarbons from gas and the separation of liquid hydrocarbons into butanes, propanes, ethanes, distillate, condensate, and natural gasoline without any additional processing of any of them is not considered to be refining.

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

§ 103.044. COOPERATIVE MARKETING.
     No agreement for the construction or operation of cooperative facilities may provide for the cooperative marketing of oil, condensate, distillate, or gas, or any by-product of oil, condensate, distillate, or gas.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2576, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 103.045. EFFECT OF APPROVAL ON OPERATIONS IN OTHER FIELDS.
     The approval of an agreement authorized by this chapter is
      not of itself a finding that similar operations in other fields are wasteful or not in the interest of conservation.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2576, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 103.046. JOINTLY OWNED PROPERTY.
     None of the provisions in this chapter require the approval of the commission of voluntary agreements for the joint development and operation of jointly owned property.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2576, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.