Friday, March 18, 2011

Rule 37 Action Alert from TXOGAP

The Texas Railroad Commission is in the process of amending the Rule 37 exception. Of course the amendments will not be favorable for the average citizen but as usual, benefit the Gas and Oil Industry

As the rule stands today, the Texas Railroad Commission must notify you when the Gas or Oil Company files for the Rule 37 and before the Rule 37 is granted. The property owner affected by the Rule 37 has the right to a hearing. This new amendment may allow the TRC to administratively approve the exception, allow the drilling company to put everything in motion and then allow you a hearing.

It has tentatively approved a change to Rule 37 that would allow a driller to take your minerals, without your consent or payment, so long as they notify you after the fact.

All comments on the proposal may be submitted to Rules Coordinator, Office of General Counsel,Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967; online; or by electronic mail to should refer to O&G Docket No. 20-0268564, and will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on March 22, 2011.

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