Proposed Texas House Bill 100 - Forced Unitization

(Just in case you missed this on the Home page)

This just received from NARO Texas regarding a proposed bill that would allow Forced Unitization in Texas:

A Note from NARO TX

March 12, 2013

A Hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, at 2:00 PM, for Texas HB 100 – authored by Representative Van Taylor. The bill is listed as relating to unit operations for oil, gas or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage and the short title is: Oil & Gas Majority Rights Protection Act. In other words FORCED UNITIZATION FOR TEXAS.

Texas mineral and royalty owners are urged to contact Texas House Energy Resources Chairman, Jim Keffer, other committee members, and your Texas representative to request this bill not be passed out of committee. (Vote against HB 100). Texas mineral and royalty owners are not against unitization, but are opposed to Forced Unitization. If this bill is passed and a mineral/royalty owner objects to the unitization, then that owner can be forced into the unit at 1/6 RI, or as a working interest owner.

For more information, the text of the bill can be located by the following: go to click on the word Legislative located on the extreme top right corner under the picture of Governor Perry. You will be on the Texas Legislature home page for the current session. Click on bill number then type in HB 100 in the search box. When the page for that bill appears click on the tab at the top of the page, you can then read the entire bill.


Here's the page with the committee members - if you click on their photo, then there's an email link on the next page by which you can send a message:

Tx House Energy Resources Cmte