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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear Rule of Capture Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear what is likely to be a landmark appeal, granting a petition filed by Southwestern Energy Co. that asked the justices to decide whether the rule of capture applies to oil and natural gas produced using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and whether operators can be held liable for subsurface trespass.

November 21, 2018

Texas Supreme Court Denies Chesapeake Request to Rehear Barnett Shale Royalties Lawsuit

The Texas Supreme Court has denied a request for a rehearing by Chesapeake Energy Corp. regarding a closely watched case that awarded a Fort Worth, TX family at least $1 million in royalties, interest and attorneys’ fees for natural gas wells drilled in the Barnett Shale. The denial effectively brings the case to an end.

February 3, 2016
Pennsylvania Township Upholds Drilling Ordinance in Key Decision

Pennsylvania Township Upholds Drilling Ordinance in Key Decision

After months of deliberation and public hearings, a western Pennsylvania township zoning board rejected an appeal from two environmental organizations and four local residents to stop Rex Energy Corp. from proceeding with a five-well pad near a school.

May 29, 2015

Hamm’s Ex-Wife Cashes Alimony Check For Nearly $1B

In a surprise move, Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of oil baron Harold Hamm, has reportedly cashed a handwritten alimony check for nearly $1 billion.

January 9, 2015
PennFuture Files Second Appeal Over Anadarko Permit in Lycoming County

PennFuture Files Second Appeal Over Anadarko Permit in Lycoming County

For the second time in six months, an environmental group in Pennsylvania has made an appeal to the state’s Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) to challenge a permit issued to a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. for a well in Lycoming County.

August 21, 2014
SandRidge Investor Lawsuit Upheld Concerning Gas Field Misinformation

SandRidge Investor Lawsuit Upheld Concerning Gas Field Misinformation

A federal district judge last Saturday rejected a bid by SandRidge Energy Inc. to dismiss an investor lawsuit that claims the Oklahoma City operator provided misleading information regarding natural gas drilling programs.

July 5, 2013

Ohio Appeals Court Upholds Lease Provision on Covenants

An appeals court in Ohio upheld a local court’s ruling that an operator is not required to fully develop leased property, and disagreed with a landowner’s demand that the undeveloped portion be surrendered and subsequently leased to other oil and gas companies.

June 19, 2013

Court Ruling Prompts Norse Energy to File Chapter 11

Norse Energy Corp. USA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, just days after a New York judge ruled the cash-strapped company had to deposit millions into an escrow account for a legal dispute with a drilling company.

December 10, 2012

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hears Marcellus Property Rights Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week in a controversial mineral rights case that could have enormous implications over ownership rights in the Marcellus Shale.

October 18, 2012

CFTC Has Choice of Appealing or Starting Over on Position Limit Rule

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Monday would not say whether it plans to appeal the appellate court decision tossing out the agency’s rule on limiting speculative trading, but some in industry are keeping their fingers crossed that the CFTC will take another route: start all over again on the rule.

October 2, 2012
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