The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 69 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 61
Commission. If any rates shall be filed, shippers who have paid
the rates so filed by the pipe line company shall have the right
to reparation or reimbursement of all excess rates or transportation
charges so paid over and above the rate as finally
determined on all shipments. When any person or persons at
interest hereafter file an application for a change in a rate or
rates the Commission shall call a hearing or hearings and shall
immediately thereafter establish and promulgate a rate or rates
in accordance with the basis herein set out. The Commission,
shall on its own motion or motion of any interested person, hold
a hearing or hearings when it has reason to believe that any
rate or rates do not conform to the basis herein set out, said
hearings or hearing to be for the purpose of adjusting, establishing
and promulgating a proper rate or rates, and said Commission
shall hold a general hearing once each year for the purpose
of adjusting all rates to conform to the basis of rates and
charges as herein set out. Article 6037, Revised Civil Statutes,
is hereby repealed.
No common carriers by pipe line within this State shall hereafter
abandon any of its connections or lines except under
authority of a permit granted by the Railroad Commission, or
with written consent of the owner or duly authorized agent of
the wells to which connections are made. Before granting any
such permit the Railroad Commission shall issue notice and have
a hearing as now provided for in Section 6038 of the Revised
Civil Statutes of Texas for 1925.
SEC. 7. The Railroad Commission of Texas may, after hearing
in a proceeding upon complaint by a party at interest, or
upon its own initiative without complaint, and after notice and
hearing as provided by Article 6038, Revised Civil Statutes of
Texas, 1925, authorize or require by order any person, association
of persons, or corporation owning or operating pipe lines
in the State of Texas, which is a common carrier as defined by
law, or owning, operating, or managing any crude petroleum
storage tanks, or crude petroleum facilities for the public for
hire, to extend or enlarge such pipe lines, or storage facilities,
provided such extension or enlargement shall be found to be
reasonable and required in the public interest and that the expense
involved will not impair the ability of such common carrier
or public utility to perform its duty to the public.
SEC. 8. Every person, association of persons or corporation
who purchases crude oil or petroleum in this State, which is
affiliated through stock-ownership, common control, contract, or
otherwise, with a common carrier by pipe line, as defined by
law, or is itself such common carrier, shall be a common purchaser
of such crude petroleum and shall purchase oil offered it
for purchase without discrimination in favor of one producer or
person as against another in the same field, and without unjust
or unreasonable discrimination as between fields in this State;
the question of justice or reasonableness to be determined by the
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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/m1/69/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .