Articles From James K. Weston

From the Editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, May 2010 An introduction to the issue from Editor James K. Weston.
Illinois drilling permits—The decline continues By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, May 2010 Drilling permit applications seem to have stabilized at lower-than-historic levels but also have rebounded from their lowest levels.
Summary of reports of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association published in the January and February 2010 editions of the American Oil and Gas Reporter By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, May 2010 The Illinois Oil & Gas Association is an active organization, especially in Central and Southern Illinois—areas that produce the bulk of Illinois’ oil and gas.
Legislative report By James K. Weston, Sr. Real Estate Law, April 2010 Recent legislation affecting real estate law.
From the Editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2010 An introduction to the issue from editor James K. Weston, Sr.
Horizontal drilling said to be the answer for oil and gas in Illinois By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2010 Will horizontal drilling allow for recovery of oil and gas from areas previously inaccessible?
Illinois drilling permits—The decline continues By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2010 The recession continues to negatively affect the number of drilling permit applications.
From the Editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, October 2009 Our main article this edition is a review of new legislation from the 2009 Spring Session of the Illinois 96th General Assembly. Only a few new laws directly affect mineral activity, but those impacting general real estate should be of interest.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend ends By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, October 2009 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity. World oil prices now range between $60 and $70 per barrel.
Legislative report By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, October 2009 The first year of the 96th General Assembly was again one of the most active periods in legislative history. It had many truly historic moments, not the least of which was the impeachment of Governor Blagojevich. The following is a brief review of the Acts passed having a bearing on mineral law and general real estate matters.
From the Editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, June 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Jim Weston.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend ends By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, June 2009 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity.
Brief summary of President Obama’s budget impact on mineral producers By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, April 2009 Some of the suggestions advanced in the proposed 2010 budget sent to Congress by President Obama could have such an impact on Illinois mineral production.
From the Editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, April 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Jim Weston.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend ends By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, April 2009 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity.
New Venue Case of Interest: Illinois v. Leavell By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, April 2009 A discussion of the recent case of The People of the State of Illinois ex. rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of the State of Illinois v. Eva Lovene Leavell, d/b/a L&L Supply Company.
From the editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, December 2008 Our main article this edition is a compilation of recent legislation that may be of interest to members of the Section.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend advances By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, December 2008 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects a flattening of production activity.
Legislative report By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, December 2008 The second year of the 95th General Assembly was again one of the most active periods in legislative history.
Legislative report By James K. Weston, Sr. & MaryLou Lowder Kent Real Estate Law, December 2008 The second year of the 95th General Assembly was again one of the most active periods in legislative history.
Case Note: McHenry County Defenders Inc., et al, v. City of Harvard, et al, No. 2-07-0386, Filed July 2, 2008, Illinois Appellate Court, Second District By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, September 2008 Council members David M. Williams and Craig R. Hedin have referred us to the above case and suggested that it be brought to the attention of Section members. Mr. Williams also provided some comments that follow this brief case note.
From the editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, September 2008 Our main article this edition revolves around an opinion from the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, in the case of McHenry county Defenders, Inc., et. al., v. The City of Harvard, et. al., No. 2-07-0386 Filed July 2, 2008.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend advances By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, September 2008 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
From the editor By James K. Weston Mineral Law, June 2008 As always, it seems, we continue to need articles or ideas for articles for publication in this newsletter.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend advances By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, June 2008 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
From the editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2008 A message from Editor James K. Weston, Sr.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend advances By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2008 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Landmen and the unauthorized practice of law: The West Virginia perspective and some thoughts as to the subject in Illinois By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2008 We have been provided a copy of Advisory Opinion 2007-01 issued by the West Virginia State Bar.
Legislative report 95th General Assembly • Spring 2007 Session By James K. Weston, Sr. Real Estate Law, January 2008 The General Assembly Spring 2007 Session continues as this is written.
From the Chair By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, December 2007 A message from Section Chair James K. Weston.

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