Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-273. Waste defined - Regulations to prevent.

The term "waste" as used herein, in addition to its ordinary meaning, shall include economic waste, underground waste, surface waste, and waste incident to the production of crude oil or petroleum in excess of transportation or marketing facilities or reasonable market demands. The Corporation Commission shall have authority to make rules and regulations for the prevention of such wastes, and for the protection of all freshwater strata, and oil and gas bearing strata, encountered in any well drilled for oil.

Added by Laws 1915, c. 25, § 3, emerg. eff. Feb. 11, 1915.