310. In the case of licence to explore for petroleum, natural gas and underground reservoirs or a lease to produce petroleum and natural gas, the fee and the minimum cost of work and the rental, as the case may be, referred to in paragraphs 2, 3 and 10 of section 306, may vary according to the area of the land subject to the licence or lease or according to the region in which it is situated.
The amount of the royalty referred to in paragraph 14 of section 306 may vary according to production. In the case of section 204, the royalty may also vary according to whether it pertains to a zone delimited by ministerial order in a marine environment.
1987, c. 64, s. 310; 1988, c. 9, s. 53; 1998, c. 24, s. 131.