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Subject 391-3-12 UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE

Rule 391-3-12-.01 Adequate Formation

The underground storage of gas shall be limited to geologic structures reasonably capable of confining the gas to the storage area and permitting it to be withdrawn.

Rule 391-3-12-.02 Storage Depth

No gas shall be injected except for test purposes into strata less than 500' beneath the surface. No storage field shall have less than 500' of cover.

Rule 391-3-12-.03 Casing and Equipment Standards

All casing and equipment in the well and facilities connected to it up to and including the Christmas tree shall comply with the applicable standards of the A.P.I.

Rule 391-3-12-.04 Piping Standards

All field and gathering piping shall comply with the applicable provisions of the American Standards Code for Pressure Piping, American Standards Association, B-31.8.

Rule 391-3-12-.05 Drilling Standards

The applicable recommended practices of the American Petroleum Institute in drilling, casing, cementing, well testing and the like shall be followed where practicable. When drilling into a structure suspected of holding gas, blow out preventers shall be used.

Rule 391-3-12-.06 Supervision Requirements

The development and operation of any underground aquifer gas storage facility shall be under the general supervision of a professional geologist or engineer.