Week in Review: April 18th

These are the biggest articles circulating the natural gas industry for the week of April 18, 2016. Kane Lawsuit Delays Natural Gas Royalties Settlement Payment – TribLIVE By David Conti Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania Attorney General, has embarked on far-reaching legal battle over natural gas royalties. The lawsuit delayed the payment of nearly $11 million […]

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Who Owns the Oil and Gas?

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court emphasized the difference between a “reservation” and an “exception” in a deed.   The court explained that a reservation is a way for a person who conveys property to hold certain rights in things that do not yet exist (e.g. future gas royalties). Importantly, a reservation generally ends when the person […]

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Required Information For An Oil And Gas Royalty Statement

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a law that requires Oil and Gas producers to provide a minimum amount of information related to Oil and Gas production and royalties (e.g., the amount of gas produced, the selling price, and other related information). That information includes: A name, number or combination of name and number that […]

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Pennsylvania nears end of investigation into whether drilling companies cheated landowners

Power Source By Marc Levy HARRISBURG, PA. –  Pennsylvania state investigators are close to wrapping up an investigation into complaints that landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania are being cheated of royalties by natural gas companies exploring the Marcellus Shale, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday. Kane told the Senate Appropriations Committee that agents from the office’s […]

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