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Arkansas Code Title 15. Natural Resources and Economic Development § 15-72-108. Injunctive relief

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(a) Whenever it shall appear that any person is violating, or threatening to violate, any statute of this state with respect to the conservation of oil or gas, or both, or any provision of this act, or any rule or order made thereunder by any act done in the operation of any well producing oil or gas or by omitting any act required to be done thereunder, the Oil and Gas Commission through its counsel or the Attorney General may bring suit against that person in the circuit court in the county in which the well in question is located, to restrain the person from continuing the violation or from carrying out the threat of violation.

(b) In the suit the commission may obtain injunctions, prohibitory and mandatory, including temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions, as the facts may warrant, including, when appropriate, an injunction restraining any person from moving or disposing of illegal oil, illegal gas, or illegal product.  Any or all such commodities may be ordered to be impounded or placed under the control of an agent appointed by the court if, in the judgment of the court, the action is advisable.

(c) If the defendant cannot be personally served with summons in that county, personal jurisdiction of that defendant in the suit may be obtained by service made on any employee or agent of that defendant working on or about the oil or gas well involved in the suit and by the commission's mailing a copy of the complaint in the action to the defendant at the address of the defendant then recorded with the Director of the Oil and Gas Commission.

Cite this article: - Arkansas Code Title 15. Natural Resources and Economic Development § 15-72-108. Injunctive relief - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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