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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: August 3, 2016 03:05 PM
From: Representative Cris Dush
To: All House members
Subject: Defining Royalties and Wellheads
In response to a variety of questions and concerns that have arisen in relation to natural gas leases and royalties, I intent to introduce legislation which would amend the Oil and Gas Lease Act to clearly define the terms “Royalty” and “Wellhead.”

In particular, the language defines the following;

"Royalty" A lessor's ownership interest in the oil, natural gas or gas of any other designation produced from below a specific tract of real property, valued at the wellhead free of expenses of production.

“Wellhead” The point at which oil, natural gas or gas of any other designation reaches the ground surface or departs from the subject real property for which a lease or other such agreement conveys the right to remove or recover oil, natural gas or gas of any other designation from the lessor to the lessee.

I would appreciate your support of this initiative by cosponsoring this legislation. Thank you.


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Introduced as HB2319