Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-325. Powers of Corporation Commission - Rules - Specifications.


          A. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Corporation Commission, and the same is authorized and empowered, to prescribe and promulgate rules and specifications for safety and quality with reference to gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, motor fuel and burning oil as it may deem proper from time to time. The Corporation Commission shall prescribe rules governing the test for octane rating on motor fuels and prescribe the rating.

          B. All specifications as may be prescribed and promulgated by the Corporation Commission shall be accepted as statutory enactments and shall be received as prima facie evidence by any court of competent jurisdiction within the State of Oklahoma.

          C. For purposes of prescribing specifications for the quality of biodiesel, "biodiesel" shall mean a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated as B100, and meeting the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751 standards. A biodiesel blend is a blend of biodiesel fuels meeting the ASTM D6751 standards with a petroleum-based diesel fuel, which is designated "Bxx", with "xx" representing the volume percentage of biodiesel fuel in the blend.

          D. For purposes of prescribing specifications for the quality of synthetic diesel, "synthetic diesel" means a hydrocarbon made up of hydrocarbons that are primarily aliphatic in character with the number of carbon atoms ranging from C-10 to C-20. The hydrocarbons are produced from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, synthesis gas, by passing the synthesis gas over a catalyst under temperature and pressure, commonly know as Fischer Tropsch process. Synthetic diesel shall meet all ASTM D975 specifications with or without the use of lubrication additives. A synthetic diesel blend is a blend of synthetic diesel fuel with a petroleum-based diesel fuel, which is designated "Sxx", with "xx" representing the volume percentage of synthetic diesel fuel in the blend.

Added by Laws 1919, c. 197, p. 276, § 2, emerg. eff. April 8, 1919. Amended by Laws 1933, c. 140, p. 311, § 3, emerg. eff. May 1, 1933; Laws 1939, p. 352, § 3, eff. July 1, 1939; Laws 2004, c. 430, § 15, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004; Laws 2010, c. 151, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2012, c. 23, § 1, emerg. eff. April 9, 2012.