Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms Good Faith Test of Production in Paying Quantities

By Russell L. Schetroma , Nathaniel I. Holland On Monday, March 26, 2012, in T.W. Phillips Gas & Oil Co. v. Jedlicka , No. 19 WAP 2009, 2012 Pa. LEXIS 627 (Pa. Mar. 26, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reaffirmed and expanded its rule...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: BLM Issues Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations for Public Lands

By Armando F. Benincasa The U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released in draft form highly anticipated federal rules which would regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The BLM, the federal agency with authority over the development of mineral rights on federal lands and a part of...