Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4025 Page: 1 of 10
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imF ATTORNY GENERAL
GERALD C. MANN Aurrx , TnIxAM
Honorable George H. Sheppard
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Dear Sir: Opinion No. 0-4025
Re: Gas Production Tax Claim
against Canadian River Gas
Company - determination of
":,a rket value'' of natural
g-, Qn..,.erArticle 7047b,
prior to May i, 1941,
We are in receipt of your hk tt(.r of Se-pteinber 23, 1941, which
reads as follows:
"We have recently made an investigation of the
books and records of the Canadian River Gas Company.
This company is the producer of gas which supplies
through affiliates the gas used in Amnarillo and Dalhart,
Texas; Denver and Colorado Sprincg;, Colora-l ; and,
one-fourth of the requirements of ti lin t. ( h icago.,
"Reports to this office for the month of July 1941
show that eighty-nine per cent of all gas handled by
pipelines in the Panhandle area was exported from Texas
to other States; and that the owners of the pipelines pro-
d uced eighty--four per cent of all gas carried by said pipe-
lines, buying only sixteen per cent of their requirements
froin other producers.
"This compnay admits a probable liability under
Method I of about $28,000 without penalty and interest.
"I am attaching copy of auditor's report for your
study and consideration. Please refer to your Opinion
No, 0-633 dated April 26, 1939 and advise me as to your
opinion of the crrQlci . tI...,, t>1 ;L in determining this
company ' liability r . Ar1tic . / 7b prior to May 1,
1941; also, the correct c t .. i, iihod to use under this law as
amended by House Bill No, 8."
Under the facts p!rcsent.d in this let r t,( :t r r wit. the
report of Mr . , l, on B rown atiar i- i ther:,, u / : . :: tie following
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