Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-21. Businesses and persons subject to act - Vested rights excepted.


Every corporation, joint-stock company, limited copartnership, partnership or other person, now, or hereafter exercising or claiming the right to carry or transport natural gas by or through pipeline or lines, for hire, compensation or otherwise, or now or hereafter exercising or claiming the right to engage in the business of producing, piping or transporting natural gas, or any other person or persons, now or hereafter engaging in the business of buying, selling in or transporting natural gas within the limits of this state, shall not have or possess the right to conduct or engage in said business or operations, in whole or in part, as above described, or have or possess the right to locate, maintain, or operate the necessary pipelines, fixtures and equipment thereto belonging, or use in connection therewith, concerning the said business of carrying or transporting natural gas as aforesaid, on, over, along, across, through, in or under any present or future highway, or part thereof, within the state, or to have or possess the right of eminent domain, or any other right or rights, concerning said business or operation, in whole or in part, except as authorized by and subject to the provisions of this act, except, further, and only such right or rights as may already exist which are valid, vested, and incapable of revocation by any law of this state or of the United States.

Added by Laws 1913, c. 99, p. 166, § 1, emerg. eff. March 26, 1913.