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Tagged: Air quality, General permit, PADEP, Permitting
Tagged: Legislation, Natural gas, West Virginia
The forced sale of oil and gas minerals precludes the owner of the benefit of lease consideration and the prospect of production proceeds, which represent the primary and perhaps the exclusive value which such ownership vests. Therefore, the public interest will not be promoted by sale.Bowyer at *9. Under this rationale, any partition for sale or by allotment under §37-4-3 can be forestalled by a single interest holder who does not wish to sell his or her interest. In fact, this rationale undercuts the entire purpose of the partition statute, which necessarily results in a “forced” sale of a person’s property interest, whether the partition be by sale or by allotment. For oil and natural gas producers that seek partition in order to develop mineral interests, the Court’s implicit acceptance of the notion that any “forced sale of oil and gas interests” precludes partition could significantly hamper efforts to use the partition statute to develop minerals. For questions about West Virginia’s partition statute, contact Mychal Schulz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Casto (email@example.com).
Tagged: Land use, Litigation, West Virginia
Tagged: Land and Leasing, Litigation, Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania
Tagged: Land and Leasing, Legislation, Litigation, Ohio, Oil and gas drilling
Tagged: Clean Streams Law, Industrial waste, Marcellus Shale, PADEP, Waters
Tagged: Natural gas, PHMSA, Pipeline, Pipeline safety, Transportation
Tagged: Land and Leasing, Litigation, Ohio
Tagged: FAA, Pipeline, Pipeline safety
Tagged: PHMSA, Pipeline, Pipeline safety