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Newsletter articles from 2006

Another look at the coalbed methane case December 2006 In recent newsletters, we have covered the landmark decision in Illinois regarding methane gas, Continental Resources of Illinois, Inc. v. Illinois Methane, LLC, 847 N.E. 2nd 897 (Ill. App. 2006), April 10, 2006. We even printed a copy of the decision.
Coalbed methane ownership determined: Continental Resources of Illinois, Inc., v. Illinois Methane, LLC et al. By James K. Weston, Sr. May 2006 The Illinois Appellate Court has ruled that coalbed methane gas belongs to the coal estate in Illinois, affirming Judge George Timberlake’s decision from the Second Circuit.
From the editor December 2006 It hardly seems possible, but as we approach the ISBA Mid-Year Meeting, we are half way through the present bar year.
From the editor October 2006 The section council has once again transitioned to a new bar year. Craig Hedin of Mt. Vernon is our Chair, succeeding Mark Stanley.
From the editor May 2006 As we approach the end of this bar year 2005-2006, a very important decision has been handed down by the Fifth District Appellate Court. Some may label it a “landmark” case.
From the editor March 2006 The Mineral Section participated in the Real Estate Section Council’s CLE program in Bloomington last October.
From the Liaison Report to the Real Estate Section Council December 2006 The Council last met in Mt. Vernon on September 22, 2006. There was discussion of topics for the Newsletter.
The IDNR to propose revised regulations By Craig R. Hedin October 2006 Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, Division of Oil and Gas (“IDNR”) has consulted with the Oil and Gas Advisory Board concerning the revision of existing regulations as to leaking unpermitted wells and prev iously plugged wells.
Illinois drilling permits—Do high prices translate to increased activity? By James K. Weston March 2006 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend continues By James K. Weston, Sr. October 2006 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend continues By James K. Weston, Sr. May 2006 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Mineral law in Illinois By James K. Weston March 2006 What is a mineral? Everyone would acknowledge that gold and silver, copper and lead are minerals. Perhaps a better question is, “What minerals are located in Illinois?”
Questionnaire December 2006  
Update from the 94th General Assembly for the ISBA Mineral Law Section By James K. Weston October 2006 The General Assembly concluded the Spring 2006 Session in May, over a month after the initially announced end of session, April 7.