Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oil and Gas Update for Week Ending 10/6/2017 – Natural Gas Prices Slide, PA Superior Court Addresses Reserved Royalty vs. Oil/Gas Interest, and ND Tackles Ownership of Minerals Underlying Streambeds

Natural gas prices have fallen pretty harshly since our last report, particularly in Appalachia where prices dropped below $1/MMBtu, amidst a slightly sliding rig count. In Appalachia, the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed the distinction between royalty vs. oil/gas interests in a deed reservation while courts in Ohio address whether an oil well is “capable of producing gas” for purposes of drawing up well drilling units.  In other news, the North Dakota Supreme Court asked a trial court to review its determination of state ownership of minerals underlying streambeds in light of new state legislation allocating mineral ownership under the high-watermark of the Missouri River.  Here’s the week in review:  About The Author

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Welcome to At the Well Weekly, a blog designed for busy folks in the oil and gas industry. If you haven’t read a thing during the week, our hope is that you can breeze through the update and be up to speed on the basics such as current rig counts, commodity prices, and case law updates on legal issues of interest in Appalachia and elsewhere.
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