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55-603. Production regulated; prevention of unreasonable discrimination. Whenever the full production from any common source of supply, herein called "pool", of crude oil in this state can be obtained only under conditions (a) constituting waste as defined by K.S.A. 55-602 and amendments thereto, or (b) independently of waste, under conditions injurious to the respective correlative rights of the producers in the pool, or (c) under conditions unreasonably discriminating against other pools in the state, any person having the right to drill into and produce oil from the pool may take currently no more than that proportion of all crude oil which may be produced from the pool currently without such waste, injury or discrimination, which the productivity of such person's well or wells, considered in connection with the acreage reasonably attributable to each such well, bears to the productivity of all the wells in the pool, considered in connection with the acreage reasonably attributable to each well in the pool. The state corporation commission is authorized, and it shall be its duty, to regulate the taking of crude oil from any pool within the state of Kansas as to prevent waste in the pool or, independently of waste, to prevent the inequitable or unfair taking of crude oil from the pool by any person and to prevent unreasonable discrimination therein. The commission is further authorized, and it shall be its duty, to prevent unreasonable discrimination in favor of any one pool as against any other pool or pools in this state in the allocation of allowable production among such pools.

History: L. 1931, ch. 226, § 3; L. 1939, ch. 227, § 2; L. 1957, ch. 315, § 1; L. 1965, ch. 341, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 356, § 167; L. 1995, ch. 9, § 1; July 1.

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