Anschutz Sues New York Town Over Drilling Ban

An attorney representing Anschutz Exploration Corp. (AEC) has filed suit against the Town of Dryden, NY, arguing that the town of overstepped its authority when it enacted an ordinance and a zoning requirement this summer banning all oil and gas development activities.

September 21, 2011

Pennsylvania Township Wants Ballot Question Removed

A Pennsylvania township has filed lawsuit against its county board of elections, arguing that a referendum put forth by an environmental group that would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the township violates several state laws and could expose the municipality to legal action by the industry and others.

September 15, 2011

Traders, Jurors Reliving Summer 2000 in Houston Court

The heady days of natural gas trading in Houston, circa 1999-2000, were recalled Tuesday in opening statements by attorneys arguing the case against two former physical gas traders charged with reporting bogus trades to industry publications in an attempt to manipulate the market.

July 12, 2006

Alabama Court Reverses $3.5B Judgment Against ExxonMobil over Gas Royalties

ExxonMobil had presented its case for appeal to the state’s high court in April, arguing that the punitive damages awarded to the State of Alabama in December 2000 were “without merit” (see NGI, April 29).

December 23, 2002