Ohio Oil & Gas Lease Disputes

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I. General Provisions – “Mineral Rights” -

A. Under Ohio law, the term “mineral” generally includes oil and gas unless the language in the granting instruments suggests the parties intended otherwise. Kelly v. Ohio OilCo., 57 Ohio St. 317 (1897).

B. Ohio has been producing oil and natural gas since the late 1800’s. There is an established body of case law that tends to support production and exploitation of mineral interests for the benefit of the landowner.

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Topics:  Energy, Mineral Rights, Minerals, Oil & Gas

Published In: General Business Updates, Energy & Utilities Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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