Monthly Archives: June 2017

Oil and Gas Update for Week Ending 6/16/2017 – PAPUC Issues Annual Report on Natural Gas Impact Fees.

Oil and natural gas spot prices continued their downward trend since our last report with the Henry Hub dipping below $3 for the second straight week, spot prices in Appalachia dipping below $2, and oil prices hovering around $44/bbl. In Appalachia, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued its annual report demonstrating that the state collected more than $173 million from impact fees from natural gas producers, although the total dropped about $15 million from 2015.  In other news, a bankruptcy judge denied a claim to hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties based on a division order.  Here’s a roundup of the past several weeks: About The Author

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Oil and Gas Update for Week Ending 6/9/2017 – WV Supremes Endorse Net-Back Method for Calculating Royalties and Post-Production Costs; TX Supremes Confirm County-Wide Mineral Grant.

Sliding oil and natural gas spot prices didn’t affect a steady rig count that climbed several more units since our last report.  In Appalachia, the West Virginia Supreme Court signaled a departure from the controversial “marketable product” rule for interpreting royalty clauses and the allocation of post-production costs, at least with respect to certain older leases subject to a state permitting statute that requires an upgrade from a flat-rate royalty clause to a production royalty clause as a condition of getting a drilling permit.  In other news, the Texas Supremes confirmed a county-wide mineral grant despite prior rulings that deeds with conflicting language conveying specific parcels along with all mineral interests within a county created an ambiguity.  Here’s a roundup

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