Oil and Gas on Public Lands (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas


Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Oil and Gas on Public Lands (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Texas General Land Office
Primary Website http://www.glo.texas.gov/what-we-do/state-lands/leasing-and-easments/minerals.html
Applicable Jurisdiction Public lands


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

The School Land Board may choose to lease lands for the production of oil and natural gas, on the condition that oil and gas resources are leased together and separate from other minerals. Lands that may be leased include: (1) islands, saltwater lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, and reefs owned by the state within tidewater limits; (2) the portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the state; (3) all unsold surveyed and unsurveyed public school land; and (4) all land sold with a reservation of minerals to the state under Section 51.054 or 51.086 of this code in which the state has retained leasing rights. This legislation contains additional provisions for such leases, and specifically addresses the development of riverbeds and channels, the payment of royalties, the unitization and relinquishment of leased lands, and geophysical and geochemical exploration permits.


<metadesc> Oil and Gas on Public Lands (Texas): energy incentive program. </metadesc>

Policy Contact

Contact Name Stephanie Crenshaw, Executive Assistant, Office of the Chief Clerk
Department Texas General Land Office
Division School Land Board
Address Stephen F. Austin Bldg Room 170
Address 2 1700 North Congress Avenue
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78701
Phone 512.936.1927
Phone 2 1.800.998.4GLO (4456)
Fax 512.463.5248



Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Nat. Res. Code 52



Authority 2: Tex. Admin. Code 31-1.9

















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