2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 70-10-3 — Payment of oil and gas proceeds; time for payment.

70-10-3. Payment of oil and gas proceeds; time for payment.

The oil and gas proceeds derived from the sale of production from any well producing oil, gas or related hydrocarbons in New Mexico shall be paid to all persons legally entitled to such payments, commencing not later than six months after the first day of the month following the date of first sale and thereafter not later than forty-five days after the end of the calendar month within which payment is received by payor for production unless other periods or arrangements are provided for in a valid contract with the person entitled to such proceeds.   

Payment shall be made directly to the person or persons entitled thereto by the payor and payment shall be deemed to have been made upon deposit in the United States mail.   

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