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55-1202. Public interest and welfare. The underground storage of natural gas which promotes conservation thereof, which permits the building of reserves for orderly withdrawal in periods of peak demand, which makes more readily available our natural gas resources to the domestic, commercial and industrial consumers of this state, and which provides a better year-round market to the various gas fields, promotes the public interest and welfare of this state.

Therefore in the manner hereinafter provided the commission may find and determine that the underground storage of natural gas as hereinbefore defined is in the public interest.

History: L. 1951, ch. 268, § 2; June 30.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Condemnation of underground reservoirs for storage of natural gas, 11 K.L.R. 380 (1963).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Natural gas owned and stored for resale by public utilities determined tax-exempt inventory under Kan. Const., art. 11, § 1. Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Board of Morton County Comm'rs, 247 K. 654, 662, 802 P.2d 584 (1990).

2. Constitutional challenges to injector's right to natural gas migrated from adjoining property denied. Williams Natural Gas Co. v. Supra Energy, Inc., 261 K. 624, 630, 931 P.2d 7 (1997).

3. Injector of natural gas which migrates loses title to gas which migrated prior to July 1, 1993. Northern Natural Gas Co. v. Martin, Pringle, et al., 289 K. 777, 217 P.3d 966 (2009).


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