30 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2019 Edition
Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
CHAPTER 29 - OIL AND GAS ROYALTY MANAGEMENT
SUBCHAPTER III - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 1756 - Expanded royalty obligations
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov

§1756. Expanded royalty obligations

Any lessee is liable for royalty payments on oil or gas lost or wasted from a lease site when such loss or waste is due to negligence on the part of the operator of the lease, or due to the failure to comply with any rule or regulation, order or citation issued under this chapter or any mineral leasing law.

(Pub. L. 97–451, title III, §308, Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2462.)