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Chapter 22.1. The Virginia Gas and Oil ActRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.1-361.1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.1-361.2
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Regulation of coal surface mining not affected by chapter
    § 45.1-361.3
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Construction
    § 45.1-361.4
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties and responsibilities of the Director
    § 45.1-361.5
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Exclusivity of regulation and enforcement
    § 45.1-361.6
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Confidentiality
    § 45.1-361.7
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Expenditure of funds
    § 45.1-361.8
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Violations; penalties
    § 45.1-361.9
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Appeals; venue; standing
    § 45.1-361.10
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duplicate leases
    § 45.1-361.11
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Objections by coal owner
    § 45.1-361.12
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Distance limitations of certain wells
  • Article 2. Gas and Oil ConservationRead all
  • § 45.1-361.13
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Virginia Gas and Oil Board; membership; compensation
    § 45.1-361.14
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Meetings of the Board; notice; general powers and duties
    § 45.1-361.15
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Additional duties and responsibilities of the Board
    § 45.1-361.16
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Applicability and construction
    § 45.1-361.17
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Statewide spacing of wells
    § 45.1-361.18
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Voluntary pooling of interests in drilling units; validity of unit agreements
    § 45.1-361.19
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notice of hearing; standing; form of hearing
    § 45.1-361.20
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Field rules and drilling units for wells; hearings and orders
    § 45.1-361.21
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Pooling of interests in drilling units
    § 45.1-361.21:1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Coalbed methane gas; ownership
    § 45.1-361.22
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Pooling of interests for coalbed methane gas wells; conflicting claims to ownership
    § 45.1-361.22:1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Conflicting claims of ownership; arbitration
    § 45.1-361.22:2
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Release of funds held in escrow or suspense because of conflicting claims to coalbed methane gas
    § 45.1-361.23
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Appeals of the Director's decisions; notices; hearings and orders
    § 45.1-361.24
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Enforcement
    § 45.1-361.25
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Standing when Director or Board fails to act
    § 45.1-361.26
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Recording of orders
  • Article 3. Regulation of Gas and Oil Development and ProductionRead all
  • § 45.1-361.27
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties, responsibilities and authority of the Director
    § 45.1-361.28
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Powers, duties and responsibilities of the Inspector
    § 45.1-361.29
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Permit required; gas, oil, or geophysical operations; coalbed methane gas wells; environmental assessment
    § 45.1-361.30
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notice of permit applications and permit modification applications required; content
    § 45.1-361.31
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Bonding and financial security required
    § 45.1-361.32
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Gas and Oil Plugging and Restoration Fund
    § 45.1-361.33
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Expiration of permits
    § 45.1-361.34
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Abandonment or cessation of well or corehole operation; plugging required
    § 45.1-361.35
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Objections to permits; hearing
    § 45.1-361.36
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Appeals of Director's decisions to the Board
    § 45.1-361.37
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Persons required to register; designated agents
    § 45.1-361.38
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Report of permitted activities and production required; contents
    § 45.1-361.39
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Developing a gas or oil well as a water well
    § 45.1-361.40
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Orphaned Well Fund; orphaned wells
    § 45.1-361.41
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Interference by injection wells with ground water supply
    § 45.1-361.42
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Safety in coalbed methane gas, oil and geophysical operations
  • Article 4. Replacement of Water by Gas Well OperatorsRead all
  • § 45.1-361.43
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Operator's right to sample water and quality
    § 45.1-361.44
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Replacement of water supply