TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 111. COMMON CARRIERS, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND COMMON

SUBCHAPTER F. RATES



§ 111.181. ESTABLISHING AND PROMULGATING RATES.
     The commission shall establish and promulgate rates of charges for gathering, transporting, loading, and delivering crude petroleum by common carriers in this state and for use of storage facilities necessarily incident to this transportation.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2588, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.182. ITEMS INCLUDED IN RATES.
     The rates established and promulgated by the commission shall include both single- and joint-line transportation, deduction for evaporation and shrinkage, demurrage, storage, and overage charges and all other similar items.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2588, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.183. BASIS FOR RATE.
     The basis of the rates shall be an amount that will provide a fair return on the aggregate value of the property of a common carrier used and useful in the services performed after providing reasonable allowance for depreciation and other factors and for reasonable operating expenses under honest, efficient, and economical management.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2588, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.184. DISCRETION OF COMMISSION.
     The commission has reasonable latitude in establishing and adjusting competitive rates.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2588, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.185. TEMPORARY RATES.
     If a common carrier makes application or files a tariff to establish a new rate on either a new or old line, a temporary rate may be placed into effect immediately on filing the tariff with the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2588, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.186. REPARATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.
     If rates have been filed, each shipper who pays these filed rates is entitled to reparation or reimbursement of all excess rates or transportation charges paid over and above the rate that is finally determined on the shipments.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2589, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.187. REIMBURSEMENT OF EXCESS CHARGES.
     If a rate is filed by a common carrier and complaint against the rate or petition to reduce the rate is filed by a shipper, and the complaint is sustained in whole or part, all shippers who have paid the rates filed by the common carrier are entitled to reparation or reimbursement of all excess transportation charges paid over and above the proper rate as finally determined on all shipments made after the date of the filing of the complaint.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2589, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.188. ANNUAL RATE HEARING.
     The commission shall hold a general hearing once each year for the purpose of adjusting rates to conform to the basis of rates and charges provided in this subchapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2589, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.189. HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF RATES.
     If a person at interest files an application for a change in a rate or rates, the commission shall call a hearing and immediately after the hearing shall establish and promulgate a rate or rates in accordance with the basis provided in this subchapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2589, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 111.190. HEARINGS TO ADJUST RATES.
     On its own motion or on motion of any interested person, the commission shall hold a hearing to adjust, establish, and promulgate a proper rate or rates if it has reason to believe that any rate or rates do not conform to the basis provided in this subchapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2589, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.