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Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law Declaration of Policy - ECL Article 23

It is hereby declared to be in the public interest:
  • to regulate the development, production and utilization of natural resources of oil and gas in this state in such a manner as will prevent waste;
  • to authorize and to provide for the operation and development of oil and gas properties in such a manner that
    • a greater ultimate recovery of oil and gas may be had, and
    • that the correlative rights of all owners and the rights of all persons including landowners and the general public may be fully protected, and
  • to provide in similar fashion for the underground storage of gas, the solution mining of salt and geothermal, stratigraphic and brine disposal wells.

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