Section 9-17-2

Declaration of public policy; purpose of article.

The prevention of waste of oil and gas and the protection of correlative rights are declared to be in the public interest. The purpose of this article is to prevent such waste and to protect correlative rights.

(Acts 1945, No. 1, p. 1, §1; Acts 1969, No. 1033, p. 1916, §1.)