Department of Natural Resources - Pipelines - Definitions.


Published: 1981-04-10

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(A) "Pipelines utilized in the actual drilling of oil and/or natural gas wells" means any pipeline used solely for the temporary purpose of supplying fuel to drilling or servicing rigs and their auxiliary equipment while engaged in the process of drilling, completing or servicing an oil and/or natural gas well.

(B) "Pipelines utilized in the operation of oil and/or natural gas wells" means any pipeline used solely for the purpose of supplying fuel to pump engines, tank or mechanical heaters or other devices necessary to the mechanical operation of an oil and/or natural gas well.

(C) "Pipelines used in the producing of oil and/or natural gas wells" means any pipeline used to produce oil and/or natural gas for sale or to transport to storage tanks or a point of delivery for the purpose of sale.

(D) "Pipelines used to transport leasehold gas" means any pipeline used solely for the purpose of transporting gas from the leasehold facilities, to points or places where said gas may be utilized on said premises.

(E) "Exempt from burial" means any pipeline used solely for the purpose of transporting oil or gas from the leasehold facilities, shall be laid on the surface of the ground.