Oil & Gas Law

Doctrine of Estoppel by Deed does not Require Detrimental Reliance

Detrimental reliance is not a prerequisite for application of the doctrine of estoppel by deed, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided in Shedden v. Anadarko E. & P. Co., L.P..

Pipeline Paths Meet Opposition from Native American Nations in Pennsylvania

Pipeline construction in Pennsylvania is facing significant opposition from local municipalities, individual landowners, citizens groups, and Native Americans.

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Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material from Fracking Wastewater

The PA DEP recently released the results of its approximate two-year study on the effects of radiation in produced-fracking wastewater on workers handling the material from creation at the pad to disposal at landfills.

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Severance Taxes, Impact Fees, and Pipelines in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf has announced plans to introduce the Education Reinvestment Act, which, if passed, will go into effect on January 1, 2016. The majority of the estimated $1 billion revenue will be reinvested in PA's public school system. The funds will also be used to reinvest in environmental and regulatory programs.

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Pipeline Overview and Jurisdiction

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for natural gas production. All that natural gas production means pipelines will need to be constructed to transport the gas to demanding markets.

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Supreme Court Rejects Equitable Tolling of Gas Lease during Litigation Initiated by Lessor

Pennsylvania law does not allow for the primary term of an oil and gas lease to be extended where the lessor has pursued an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the validity of the lease, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Harrison v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.

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