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Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Further Amendments to the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act

Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has grown tremendously in the past five years and continues to grow. Along with that market growth, Pennsylvania’s oil and gas laws, regulations, and guidance documents have changed....more

7/25/2013 - Energy Fracking New Regulations Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas Companies Partner with Environmental Groups to Develop Performance Standards for the Industry

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (“CSSD”), an environmental organization located in Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced a program of Performance Standards that has been mutually agreed to by a number of environmental...more

3/29/2013 - Center for Sustainable Shale Development Fracking Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Utica Shale

Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Additional Requirements for Releasing Oil and Gas Leases

Proposed Pennsylvania legislation would create additional requirements for oil and gas exploration and production companies when releasing oil and gas leases. Currently, there are no statutory duties for lessees regarding the...more

3/1/2013 - Leases Oil & Gas

Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Amendments to the Dormant Oil and Gas Act

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s Dormant Oil and Gas Act may lead to disputes over the validity of existing oil and gas leases. In Pennsylvania, it has been long understood that the oil and gas subsurface estate may be...more

2/13/2013 - Dormant Oil and Gas Act Mineral Leases Mineral Rights Oil & Gas Permits Subsurface Estates Surface Estates

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