Oil and Gas

A recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals suggests that drillers have an implied duty and obligation to obtain the highest and best price when selling gas. […]

A Federal jury in the Northern District of WV found that EQT Production Company breached the parties’ oil/gas lease by utilizing the “work back” method to calculate the landowner’s royalty. This case serves as a reminder that the actual language in the lease must be followed and given effect. […]

Oil and Gas attorney Robert Burnett presents an update on post-production costs and royalty litigation on August 16, 2018. […]

Robert J. Burnett has been re-elected to the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners Board of Directors for a third consecutive term. A member of its legislative committee, he has been active in NARO’s ongoing effort to amend and clarify Pennsylvania’s Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act. […]

Oil and Gas attorney Robert Burnett to Host PBI Webinar on Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production, Co. on May 3, 2018. […]

Landmark decision by PA Superior Court – “rule of capture” does not apply to frac fissures that extend under unleased parcels. Driller cannot remove hydrocarbons from the shale formations beneath your property unless you have signed an oil and gas lease […]

In a remarkable 34-0 vote on February 28, 2018, the West Virginia Senate passed SB 360, which essentially reverses and nullifies the West Virginia Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Leggett v. EQT Production. […]

Landowners in Pennsylvania are becoming frustrated and angered because the “operators” of older leases refuse to develop or explore the shale formations underlying the leasehold. […]

Landowners in Pennsylvania are becoming frustrated and angered because the “operators” of older leases refuse to develop or explore the shale formations underlying the leasehold. […]

If you have an abandoned oil and gas well on your property, it may no longer be just an ugly eye-sore. As a result of controversial legislation recently enacted by the General Assembly, that old well may now be used by drillers to revive and resurrect leases that expired decades ago. […]