Earlier this month experts at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s annual conservation symposium discussed a wide range of threats to birds, bats, butterflies, amphibians and even mussels. The conservationists claim problems with these various
When an Ohio landowner is thinking about potentially leasing his land to natural gas drillers, a frequently asked question is…Does this mean I get free gas for my home? As with practically everything else, one
When preparing an oil or gas lease, an important clause to keep in mind is the Force Majeure clause. Literally “superior force,” the French term is found in most Ohio oil and gas leases and
If you are an Ohio landowner leasing an oil and gas well, you need to be aware of your rights, particularly if it is an old Ohio oil and gas lease. If production is still
A seismic survey is often an Ohio landowner’s first step in determining if his or her land has oil and gas underneath it. In a seismic survey, reflected sound waves are used to produce a
Oil and gas leases are governed by contract law, thus an assignment of oil and gas leases in Ohio is treated like the assignment of a contract. Rights and remedies of the parties to an
Landowners of hundreds of oil and gas leases in Ohio’s Belmont and Monroe Counties were granted a motion for class certification in Monroe County Common Pleas Court recently. Washington County Judge Norman Edward Lane, Jr.
If an energy company offers you money to drill for oil or gas on your property, you would probably think that they would show up and start drilling sometime during the start of the lease.
A Coshocton County, Ohio judge recently ruled personal household use cannot be considered production in a case involving a 1983 Ohio oil and gas lease. The suit was filed in 2012 by George and Bonnie Clark