The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 70 of 2,111
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62 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
Railroad Commission, taking into consideration the production
and age of wells in respective fields and all other proper factors.
It shall be unlawful for any such common purchaser to discriminate
between or against crude oil or petroleum of a similar kind
or quality in favor of its own production, or production in which
it may be directly or indirectly interested, either in whole or in
part, but for the purpose of prorating the purchase of crude oil
or petroleum to be marketed, such production shall be taken in
like manner as that of any other person or producer and shall
be taken in the ratable proportion that such production bears
to the total production offered for market in such field. The
Railroad Commission of Texas shall have authority, however, to
relieve any such common purchaser, after due notice and hearing
as hereinafter provided, from the duty of purchasing petroleum
of inferior quality or grade.
SEC. 8a. That in order to further conserve the natural gas
resources of this State every person, association of persons,
joint stock company, limited co-partnership, partnership, corporation,
gas pipe line company or gas purchaser now, or hereafter,
claiming or exercising the right to carry or transport
natural gas by pipe line, or pipe lines, for hire, compensation or
otherwise within the limits of this State, or which is now engaged
or shall hereafter engage in the business of purchasing,
or taking, natural gas, or residue gas or casinghead gas shall be
a common purchaser thereof, and shall purchase, or take, such
gas under such rules or regulations as may be prescribed by the
Commission, in the same manner, under the same inhibitions
against discriminations and subject to the same provisions as
are herein set out with respect to common purchasers of oil.
SEC. 8aa. In addition to persons enumerated in Section 8,
hereof, any and all other persons, association of persons, or corporations,
operating any pipe line, which may now. or hereafter,
purchase crude oil, petroleum, or natural gas in this State,
whether they be common carriers or affiliated with common carriers
or not, shall be a common purchaser of such crude oil,
petroleum or natural gas, and shall purchase crude oil. petroleum
or natural gas, offered it for purchase without discrimination
in favor of one producer or person as against another as
provided in Section 8 hereof.
SEC. 8b. It shall be the duty of the Railroad Commission of
Texas to see that the provisions of this Act are fully complied
with, and it shall have the power, after notice and hearing, to
make rules, regulations and orders, defining the distance that
extensions of gathering lines shall be made to all oil or gas
wells; and such other rules, regulations or order s amay be necessary
to carry out the provisions of this Act, and to prevent
discrimination in purchases.
SEC. 8bb. It is expressly provided that no provision of this
Act shall be construed as in anywise modifying, limiting, changing,
repealing, or affecting any part of the present laws of this
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