Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-67. Authorization for construction, siting, expansion or operation of crude oil or refined petroleum product pipeline facilities Schedule of approval.


          A. The Corporation Commission shall cooperate with and comply with deadlines established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in regards to authorization for the construction, siting, expansion, or operation of crude oil or refined petroleum product pipeline facilities.

          B. The Corporation Commission shall have the authority to establish a schedule for all state pipeline authorizations with respect to crude oil or refined petroleum product pipeline facilities. In establishing the schedule, the Commission shall:

                    1. Ensure expeditious completion of all proceedings; and

                    2. Accommodate the applicable schedules established by state law for such proceedings.

          C. Any judicial appeal of the actions of the Commission shall be to an Oklahoma court of competent jurisdiction as provided for by the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma.

          D. Upon application by a qualified applicant, the Commission shall issue an order authorizing, in whole or in part, the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of a crude oil or refined petroleum product pipeline facility which is located in either interstate or intrastate commerce.

          E. If the holder of a Commission order issued pursuant to this section cannot acquire by contract, or is unable to agree with the owner of the property on the amount of compensation to be paid for:

                    1. The necessary right-of-way to site, construct, operate, and maintain a pipeline or pipelines for the transportation of crude oil or refined petroleum products; and

                    2. The necessary land or other property for the location of compressor stations, pressure apparatus, or other stations or equipment necessary to the proper operation of such pipeline or pipelines,

                    the holder of the order may acquire the property through the exercise of the right of eminent domain in an Oklahoma court of competent jurisdiction as allowed under the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma.

Added by Laws 2006, c. 261, § 8, eff. July 1, 2006.