Range Backed in Pennsylvania Lease Extension Case

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled against a Lycoming County landowner who had argued an oil and gas lease could not be extended because he was not aware of an extension clause.

June 6, 2013

DRBC Sued for Allowing Gas Drilling Prior to Moratorium

Two conservation groups are suing the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for allowing natural gas development in the watershed prior to a moratorium instituted last year. The plaintiffs have asked the court to have the drilled wells removed, “and the sites cleaned up and restored to natural conditions.”

February 4, 2011

Kerr-McGee Files Against Interior Over Royalties; Government Has $500M at Stake

Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corp. has asked a federal court for a declaratory judgment and an injunction against the Interior Department and Johnnie Burton, Interior’s acting assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management, saying the government is illegally attempting to force Kerr-McGee to pay royalties on deepwater Gulf of Mexico production exempted by law from royalties.

March 21, 2006

Industry Brief

ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) and six New England powertransmission companies filed today a joint petition yesterday withFERC for a declaratory order to form the New England RegionalTransmission Organization (NERTO). Under the plan, which was inresponse FERC Order 2000, ISO-NE, Bangor Hydro-Electric, CentralMaine Power, National Grid USA, Northeast Utilities, The UnitedIlluminating Company, and Vermont Electric Power propose a RegionalTransmission Organization (RTO) consisting of two entities workingin concert: (1) a new independent transmission company, NortheastIndependent Transmission Company, LLC (NE ITC); and (2) anindependent system operator (ISO). Like ISO-NE, the NE ITC will besubject to FERC regulations. Under the plan, ISO-NE will be thesystem operator for the New England control area, administer thewholesale markets in the region, and provide most ancillaryservices through its tariff. ISO-NE has proposed that the NewEngland Power Pool (NEPOOL) have a continuing role, albeitmodified, in the development and modification of the rules for theNew England markets and with respect to related agreements, andthat immediate steps be taken to increase conformance of the NewEngland and New York markets.

January 17, 2001

States Oppose Granite Recovery of LNG Costs

Maine and New Hampshire regulators have asked FERC to deferconsideration of a petition for declaratory order that would allowGranite State Gas Transmission to recover millions of dollars inpreliminary development costs for a controversial liquefied naturalgas (LNG) facility in Wells, ME, that’s not even likely to bebuilt.

April 13, 1999