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Supreme Court of Ohio Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Unitization Order

Posted in Energy
On January 30, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio rejected a constitutional challenge to a statutory unitization order issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. In State ex rel. Kerns v. Simmers, the Division issued an order under Ohio’s unitization statute, R.C. 1509.28, that consolidated the relators-landowners’… Continue Reading

Forced Pooling

Posted in Energy
The issue of forced pooling has been a topic of conversation in Pennsylvania for some time.  The Scranton Times-Tribune is reporting that related legislation is unlikely to become law this year:  "Although there was talk of including forced/fair pooling in the natural gas severance tax that passed in the House and is now being considered… Continue Reading