Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 7 Production And Conservation Of Natural Gas

55-704 Rules and regulations authorized; notice and hearings

The commission shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the prevention of waste as defined by this act, the protection of all water, oil or gas-bearing strata encountered in any well drilled in such common source of supply, ascertaining the several factors entering into the determination of the productive capacity of each well, the total productive capacity of all wells in the common source of supply, the establishment of such other standard or standards as the commission may find proper to determine the productive capacity of each well and of all wells in such common source of supply, and as the commission may find necessary and proper to carry out the spirit and purpose of this act: Provided, however, That notice, as provided in K.S.A. 55-706, shall be served upon or given to the producers and purchasers of natural gas and all other persons, firms or corporations interested, of any hearing or hearings which may be called for the purpose of establishing any facts upon which any proposed rule or regulation may be based.

History: L. 1935, ch. 213, 4; L. 1945, ch. 233, 5; March 24.