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PA Court: Rule of Capture Does Not Apply to Hydraulic Fracturing

USA - April 9 2018 On April 2, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that hydraulic fracturing that results in the extraction of natural gas from adjoining land may…

Gregg M. Rosen, Jonathan T. Blank, Anthony J. Carna

Appeals Court Thwarts Trump Effort to Stall Implementation of Methane Rules

USA - August 7 2017 Although the fight remains ongoing, a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately enforce…

Jonathan T. Blank, Leonard J. Marsico, Paul K. Stockman

West Virginia Court Pivots Toward Industry in Recent Post-Production Deduction Case

USA - June 2 2017 A recent decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has called into question its own precedent on the permissibility of post-production…

Anthony J. Carna, Paul K. Stockman

Oklahoma Federal Court Denies Injunctive Relief in Wind Farm Nuisance Suit

USA - October 26 2016 A recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Terra Walker et al. v. Kingfisher Wind, LLC, No. 5:14-cv-914-D, Doc…

Jonathan T. Blank

Pennsylvania Court: Sublease of Production Rights Does Not Sever “Dual-Purpose” Oil and Gas Leases

USA - March 24 2016 In a published opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that utilization of the subject land for gas storage held production rights under a…

Anthony J. Carna, Paul K. Stockman