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Pa. Litigation Update

This summer was anything but a sleepy period for decisions from Pennsylvania courts on issues important to the oil and gas industry. Here are summaries of four cases issued in July and August - one from the Third Circuit...more

8/31/2013 - Breach of Duty CAFA Chevron Damages Fracking Marcellus Shale Mineral Leases Natural Gas Oil & Gas Royalties Subject Matter Jurisdiction Water Rights

The Shale Play Today - August 2013

In This Issue: - Pa. Litigation Update - Lease Contests in the W.Va. Shale Gas Plays - Shell Taking Bids for Beaver Co., Pa. Ethane Cracker Plant - DEP & Landfill Owners Not Alarmed by Marcellus Waste at...more

8/30/2013 - Fracking Landfills Marcellus Shale Shale Gas Waste Disposal

Legislative Update: Pa. Passes Oil and Gas Lease Act Share

On July 9, 2013, Governor Corbett signed the Oil and Gas Lease Act, Senate Bill No. 259 of 2013 (the "Act"), which amends Pennsylvania's Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act....more

8/1/2013 - Forced Pooling Horizontal Wells Leases New Legislation Oil & Gas Royalties

The Shale Play Today - July 2013

In This Issue: - Legislative Update: Pa. Passes Oil & Gas Lease Act: On July 9, 2013, Governor Corbett signed the Oil and Gas Lease Act, Senate Bill No. 259 of 2013 (the"Act"), which amends Pennsylvania's...more

7/31/2013 - Natural Gas Natural Resources New Legislation Oil & Gas Permits Pipelines Resource Extraction Shale Gas

N.Y. Appellate Court: Municipalities Can Ban O&G Activity

An intermediate appellate court in New York recently affirmed that a local government has the authority to enact zoning ordinances banning all oil and natural gas activities within municipal limits. In 2011, the Town of...more

6/3/2013 - Energy Exploration Fracking Fracking Bans Local Ordinance Municipalities Oil & Gas

The Shale Play Today - May 2013

In This Issue: - Finally -- Rules Governing W.Va. Horizontal Well Development - N.Y. Appellate Court: Municipalities Can Ban O&G Activity - Fracking Nearly Doubles Ohio Oil & Natural Gas Output - Excerpt...more

5/31/2013 - Department of Environmental Protection Fracking Horizontal Wells Municipalities Natural Gas Oil & Gas

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