Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-232. Drilling rights.


Subject to the provisions of Sections 29 and 239 of this title any owner, producer, or oil and gas lessee of the surface, having the right to drill for natural gas, shall have the right to sink a well to the natural gas underneath the same and to take gas therefrom until the gas under such surface is exhausted. The drilling of a gas well or wells by any owner or lessee of the surface shall be regarded as reducing to possession his share of such gas as is shown by his well.

Added by Laws 1913, c. 198, p. 440, § 2. Amended by Laws 1981, c. 22, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1981; Laws 1992, c. 14, § 3, eff. April 1, 1992.