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The use of an underground reservoir, stratum or formation as a reservoir for the storage of natural gas or compressed air as an appliance or appurtenance in connection with the conveying, transmission or distribution of natural gas or compressed air is hereby authorized, provided that the State Oil and Gas Board shall first enter an order, after notice and hearing pursuant to the provisions of Sections 53-1-19 through 53-1-31, inclusive, approving any such proposed underground storage of natural gas or compressed air upon finding as follows:
(a) That the underground stratum or formation sought to be used as a reservoir for the injection, storage and withdrawal of natural gas or compressed air is suitable and feasible for such use and in the public interest, and is not an oil reservoir capable of commercial production;
(b) That a majority interest of all rights of the surface interest and a majority interest of all interests in the underground stratum or formation have consented to such use in writing;
(c) That the use of the underground stratum as a reservoir for the storage of natural gas or compressed air will not contaminate other formations containing fresh water, oil, gas or other commercial mineral deposits; and
(d) That the proposed storage will not endanger lives or property.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 53. Oil, Gas, and Other Minerals § 53-3-155. Grounds for approving storage - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-53-oil-gas-and-other-minerals/ms-code-sect-53-3-155/
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