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Babst Calland: Ohio Appellate Court Enforces Change In Ownership Clause in Lease
Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Jessica L. Henry The Fifth District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision in Trico Land Company, LLC v. Kenoil Producing LLC , upholding the right to have and enforce a change of ownership clause in an oil and gas lease. The... Read More

Babst Calland: Natural Gas Fueled Powerplant Planned for Marshall County, West Virginia
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Babst Calland

By Morgan Condra Plans by Moundsville Power LLC to build a natural gas power plant were approved by members of the Marshall County Commission on April 22, 2014. The proposed 549 megawatt natural gas power plant is considered the first “downstream”... Read More

Babst Calland: Ohio Trial Court Issues Dormant Mineral Act Decision
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael T. Altvater A Harrison County trial court issued a decision in a Dormant Mineral Act case addressing the issue of whether a release of an oil and gas lease is a title transaction affecting and preserving a severed mineral interest from being... Read More

Babst Calland: Ohio Decision Results in Victory for Oil and Gas Producers
Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Jason M. Zoeller An Ohio trial court issued a decision in Marshall v. Beekay Company . The case involved an action seeking declaratory judgment as to leasehold rights for formations below the Germantown Sand Formation. The court ruled that there... Read More

California Energy Group Defends Oil and Gas Leasing
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents some 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies on Juje 25 filed its brief with a California federal district court... Read More

Study Concludes Hydraulic Fracturing Isn't Contaminating Groundwater; Poor Waste Management, Bore Wells Are
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted groundwater contamination associated with natural gas produced from deep shale deposits by hydraulic fracturing. A study by researchers (with no industry contributions) concludes that such pollution results not from liquids pumped... Read More

Horizontal Drilling in the Marcellus Shale: A “How-To” Video
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by Lisa McManus

I've been representing developers for a number of years and have an idea of how fracing works, even visiting some well sites to see operations in process. However, I'm impressed by the explanation of the process in this video from Citrus Energy... Read More

DiNapoli Proposes New York Gas Drilling Protection Fund
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ALBANY N.Y. - (AP) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed Tuesday establishing a fund supported by fees from drillers to clean up environmental damage from natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The program, which would require... Read More

Fracking in the Spotlight: What Regulatory Developments Can Be Expected and How Companies Can Best Position Themselves
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by SNR Denton

By Jim Rubin, SNR Denton US LLP and Jennifer Morrissey, SNR Denton US LLP Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is increasingly making natural gas a major part of the nation's energy portfolio. But the process does not come without... Read More

2010 Marcellus Summit: Building a Sustainable Future
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

The Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Penn State Outreach are partnering to host a summit on Marcellus Shale development next month. Here is more information on the conference from the 2010 Marcellus Summit... Read More

Prominent Energy and Private Equity Lawyer to Join Sidley in Houston
Posted on 18 May 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

HOUSTON -- Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Cliff W. Vrielink will join the firm as a partner in the recently opened Houston office. Before joining Sidley, Vrielink was a partner at Vinson & Elkins, where his practice focused on mergers, acquisitions... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: Shale & Hydraulic Fracturing Litigation
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Analysis of Litigation Involving Shale & Hydraulic Fracturing By Barclay Richard Nicholson , Stephen C. Dillard and Kadian Blanson Since August 2009, at least twenty-three (23) lawsuits complaining of alleged groundwater contamination... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: Analysis of Litigation Involving Shale & Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Barclay Richard Nicholson , Stephen C. Dillard and Kadian Blanson Since August 2009, at least twenty-three (23) lawsuits complaining of alleged groundwater contamination have been filed by landowners in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: New York Moves To Allow, While New Jersey May Ban, Shale Fracking
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On Friday, July 1, 2011, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") released its draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement ("SGEIS"), a proposal that would grant access to more than 80% of the shale... Read More

DLA Piper Energy Alert: Thinking Strategically on Pipe Build-out for the Shale Boom
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by DLA Piper

By Lee A. Alexander, Stefan M. Krantz and Zachary S. Launer Recent developments in horizontal drilling techniques have propelled natural gas production from shale formations to the forefront of domestic oil and gas production today. This rapid expansion... Read More