Clear and unambiguous: “All” means all
In Ramsey Herndon LLC v. Whiteside, both the supreme court opinion and the appellate court opinions discuss many issues that frequently arise in the mineral law practice with citations to treatises and case law.
Descriptions in tax deeds
It is common practice for taxing authorities to separately assess and tax lessors’ royalties.
IDNR considers rules changes
The Oil and Gas Advisory Board is working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management, to consider possible rule changes.
Landowner grant program resurrected
The Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management has announced that it has been authorized to resurrect the Landowner Grant Program.
Pennsylvania court turns rule of capture on its head
In April, a Pennsylvania appellate court held that the rule of capture did not apply to a well that was the subject of hydraulic fracturing in Briggs vs. Southwestern Energy Production Company—a holding that casts a chill over the entire industry as a possible harbinger of things to come.
Revised IDNR regulations
A summary of revisions to regulations that affect the oil and gas industry in Illinois.
Rule of capture litigation update
An update on a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling, which held that the rule of capture did not apply to shale gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing.