Texas Natural Resources Code

Sec. § 91.107
New Bond, Letter of Credit, or Cash Deposit


If an active or inactive well is transferred, sold, or assigned by its operator, the commission shall require the party acquiring the well to file a new bond, letter of credit, or cash deposit as provided by Section 91.104 (Bonds, Letters of Credit, Cash Deposits, and Well-specific Plugging Insurance Policies)(b), and the financial security of the prior operator shall continue to be required and to remain in effect, and the commission may not approve the transfer of operatorship, until the new bond, letter of credit, or cash deposit is provided or the commission determines that the bond, letter of credit, or cash deposit previously submitted to the commission by the person acquiring the well complies with this subchapter. A transfer of a well from one entity to another entity under common ownership is a transfer for purposes of this section. This section does not apply to a well bore that is included in a well-specific plugging insurance policy described by Section 91.104 (Bonds, Letters of Credit, Cash Deposits, and Well-specific Plugging Insurance Policies)(c).
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2563, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Renumbered from Sec. 91.108 by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5258, ch. 967, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1233, Sec. 25, 26, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1233, Sec. 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2004.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 489 (H.B. 380), Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2005.
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