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Open Discussion => Natural Gas Leasing => Pennsylvania => Topic started by: PaShaleAdvocate on July 10, 2018, 01:08:20 PM

Title: Superior Courtís Political Decision Voiding Rule of Capture Challenged
Post by: PaShaleAdvocate on July 10, 2018, 01:08:20 PM
Superior Courtís Political Decision Voiding Rule of Capture Challenged

A PA Superior Court decision authored by a senior (retired) judge was a foolish attempt at policy-making threatening havoc over the rule of capture. SWN is suing.

http://naturalgasnow.org/superior-courts-political-decision-voiding-rule-capture-challenged/
Title: Re: Superior Courtís Political Decision Voiding Rule of Capture Challenged
Post by: aubrey on July 11, 2018, 10:06:49 AM
bad analogy with the deer story.

frac'ing would be more accurately described as fencing your neighbors property off, and forcing the deer to walk under your tree stand for an easy shot.

and I'm pretty sure that there is no settled law in pa regarding the rule of capture when frac'ing is used. the precedent will stand for conventional wells surely, but with new technology, comes the need for better landowner protections.

and I might add, that the industry is gonna have a hard time mustering support from folks that they have treated so badly when it comes to leasing and paying fairly. that "texas precedent" argument ain't gonna cut it in pa.

wj