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BP Rejected in Quest to Cap Macondo Spill Liability

BP plc’s request to cap Macondo oil spill liabilities below the maximum sought by federal prosecutors was rejected Thursday by a Louisiana court.

February 19, 2015

COGA Seeks Court Action Against City/County Frack Ban

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) on Monday filed a complaint seeking a declaratory judgment to invalidate a five-year ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the city and county of Broomfield, CO. It was filed in the state district court in Broomfield.

November 25, 2014

Decision: Gas Producers Can Hold Marcellus Lease With Shallow Drilling

Natural gas producers don’t owe a duty to develop each and every “economically exploitable strata” under a landowner’s property, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled last month.

July 2, 2013

NY Appellate Court Upholds Local Frack Bans; Shale Backers Plan Appeal

In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities.

May 6, 2013

Drilling Supporters to Appeal New York Ruling

In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously last week to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities. Attorneys representing landowners and energy companies told NGI that they have already started the process to appeal to the top court in the state, the Court of Appeals.

May 6, 2013

BLM Ordered to Release Data on Colorado Leases

A U.S. District Court in Denver ruled Wednesday that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) practice of keeping secret from the public the identity of entities nominating public lands for oil and natural gas development is unlawful.

February 19, 2013

Judge: Ohio Landowners Can Accept Better Leases Under Certain Terms

An Ohio judge has ruled that landowners who signed oil and natural gas leases with Chesapeake Exploration LLC have the right to accept better offers from competitors, as long as the original lease is in the primary term, drilling hasn’t started and Chesapeake fails to match the offer.

December 17, 2012

Ohio Judge: Landowners May Accept Better Leases

An Ohio judge has ruled that landowners who signed oil and natural gas leases with Chesapeake Exploration LLC have the right to accept better offers from competitors, as long as the original lease is in the primary term, drilling hasn’t started and Chesapeake fails to match the offer.

December 17, 2012

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

Court Ruling, NY Moratorium Send Norse Energy into Bankruptcy

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

December 10, 2012
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