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Who Owns the Oil and Gas?

November 10, 2015

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... Read more

Required Information For An Oil And Gas Royalty Statement

October 14, 2015

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... Read more

65 Years After A Property Sale – Pennsylvania Court Determines Sellers Kept Their Oil And Gas Rights

October 14, 2015

If there is a dispute about who own oil and gas rights, Pennsylvania courts may likely look to a deed to determine what the parties to the transaction intended. In Wright v. Misty Mountain Farm, LLC, 2015 Pa. Super 218 (Oct. 9, 2015), the... Read more