The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 58 of 2,111
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50 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
the production, storage or transportation of crude petroleum oil
or natural gas is violating any Statute of this State or any valid
rule, regulation or order of the Commission promulgated to correct,
prevent, or lessen the waste of crude plcrcc em oil or
natural gas, the Commission, through the Attorney General,
may bring suit against such party in any court of competent
jurisdiction in Travis County, Texas, or in the county of the
residence of the defendants, or any of them, or in the county in
which such violation is alleged to have occurred, but not elsewhere,
to restrain such party from violating such rule. regulation,
or order, or any part thereof, and in such suit the Commission
may obtain such preliminary restraining order or temporary
or final injunction as the facts may warrant.
SEC. 5. The Commission shall have the power, and it shall
be its duty, from time to time, to inquire into the production,
storage or transportation of crude petroleum oil and of natural
gas, in order to determine whether or not waste, as hereinbefore
defined, exists. The Commission shall have the right to require
any party to make and file with the Commission sworn statements,
as to the facts within the knowledge or possession of
such party pertaining to the production, storage or transportation
of crude petroleum oil or of natural gas, and may require
any well or wells under the control of any party whenever and
as often and for such periods as the Commission may specify,
to be inspected or gauged, and the books and records of any
party to be examined.
SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of all parties producing, storing
or transporting crude petroleum oil or natural gas within this
State, to make and to keep in this State a permanent record or
copies of records of the quantity or amount of all such oil or
gas so produced, stored or transported within this State. The
Commission or its duly authorized agents, and the Attorney
General or his assistants or agents, shall have the right to inspect
said records as often and for such periods as they may
deem necessary. The failure of any corporation chartered
under the laws of this State to comply with the provisions of
this Section and to keep such records in this State, or the refusal
to permit the officers herein mentioned to inspect and examine
the records herein required, shall constitute grounds for a forfeiture
of its charter rights and privileges and the dissolution
of its corporate existence. Such violations by a foreign corporation
shall be grounds for enjoining and forever prohibiting such
corporation from doing business in this State. It shall be the
the duty of the Attorney General, when in his judgment the
public interest requires it, upon his motion, and without leave
or order of any judge or court, to institute suit or other appropriate
action in Travis County, for forfeiture of charter rights
of domestic corporation and enjoining foreign corporations
from doing business in this State, when any such corporation is
deemed guilty of violating the provisions of this Section.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28], book, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17293/m1/58/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .