Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-30.1. Electronic natural gas measuring systems - Audit of certain leases and collection of royalties.


          A. The Commissioners of the Land Office and the Gross Production Tax Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission are hereby authorized to enter into such contracts and agreements as are necessary to purchase electronic measuring systems for natural gas produced from wells located within the State of Oklahoma as follows:

                    1. Such electronic measuring systems should make use of the best technology available and conform to all standards set forth by the American Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the American National Standards Institute, or the American Society of Metalogical Engineers, or any other industry-wide standards which may hereafter be adopted;

                    2. The systems must have fail-safe security that will detect if the system has been tampered with; and

                    3. Any purchase made under the authority granted by this act shall comply with the requirements of Sections 85.1 et seq. of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

          B. The Commissioners of the Land Office and the Gross Production Tax Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission are hereby granted the authority to employ the professionals necessary to install, maintain and monitor the measuring systems as provided for in subsection A of this section.

          C. The Commissioners shall audit all oil and gas leases covering royalties for the past five (5) years, to determine if the state is receiving royalties in the percentage called for in such leases, and if not, the Commissioners shall initiate appropriate legal proceedings to collect the same, plus interest.

Added by Laws 1985, c. 163, § 1, emerg. eff. June 13, 1985.