Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller Bond

Businesses are required to file a bond with the State of Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (the "Obligee") to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from a licensed business breaking licensing laws.

Oil and Gas Driller Bond

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How much does the Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller bond cost?

Oil and Gas Driller bonds typically cost between 0.5% and 15% of the bond amount depending on the personal credit, license history, and experience of the business owners and the surety carrier issuing the bond.

Is a Credit Check Required for Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller Bonds?

Credit checks are typically required for the Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller Bond.

Why is the Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a bond with the State of Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from the failure of a licensed business complying with the provisions of licensing laws.

How does the Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller bond work?

Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the Arkansas Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the Arkansas Oil and Gas Driller bond, will also be referred to as the "surety company" or the "bond company". The business is referred to as the Principal, the surety bond company as the Obligor and the State of Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission as the Obligee.

The surety company provides the Obligee a guarantee (the surety bond) that the customers, vendors and employees of a licensed business will receive payment for financial damages due to a violation of licensing law up the bond amount stated on the bond form ("penal sum"). The bond company also directly receives claims from the public and determines the validity of claims. Ultimately, the licensed business owners are responsible for their actions and required by law to reimburse the surety company for any payments made under the bond or face indefinite license suspension.