Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 1 Oil And Gas Wells; Regulatory Provisions

55-1.102 Filing of rates and other information required; use of information; disclosure

(a) Each person offering gas gathering services in this state shall file with the commission copies of: (1) Rates paid for natural gas purchased at the wellhead by the person offering gas gathering services; (2) all rates charged for gas gathering services offered by such person; and (3) such data related to the characteristics of the gas purchased or gathered by the person offering gas gathering services and such information regarding the terms and duration of the contract as the commission determines necessary. The commission shall adopt rules and regulations prescribing the form and times of filing of such rates, data and information. The commission shall not be required to analyze, publish or disseminate such rates, data and information except to the extent otherwise required by law.

(b) Upon notice and an opportunity to be heard in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act, the commission may impose an administrative fine on any person for failure to file any rate, data or information as required by this section and rules and regulations of the commission. Such fine shall not exceed $10,000 for each day the rate, data or information remains unfiled as required or an aggregate amount of $250,000, whichever is less.

(c) Rates, data and information filed pursuant to this section shall not be used by the commission to order a change in any rate except in a proceeding pursuant to K.S.A. 55-1,104.

(d) Rates, data and information filed pursuant to this section shall not be subject to K.S.A. 66-1220a, and amendments thereto.

(e) This section shall take effect and be in force on and after July 1, 1997.

History: L. 1997, ch. 132, 23; May 8.