Oil & Gas E-Report

Oil & Gas E-Report

Inside the Latest Issue:

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reverses Approval of Gas Well Pad on Narrow Grounds, But Suggests that Municipalities May Permit Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling in any and all Zoning Districts
  • Yanny or Laurel? Black & Blue or White & Gold Dress? Fixed or Floating Royalty? The Texas Supreme Court Decides Another Fixed or Floating Royalty Case
  • U.S. Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Pipeline Challenge for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction Because Plaintiff Failed to Seek Rehearing Before FERC and then Filed in District Court, Rather than Appellate Court
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Pipeline that was Filed in the District Court, Holding that Appellate Courts are Granted Exclusive Jurisdiction to Consider Challenges to FERC Orders
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Injunctive Relief for the Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Liability of Mortgagee-Bank for Faults of its Mortgagor-Borrower
  • Court Holds that Flat Rate Royalty Modifies Habendum Clause and that an Implied Covenant of Further Exploration Does Not Exist Under West Virginia Law
  • D.C. Circuit Holds that Neither FERC’s Collection of Fees from Companies that it Regulates nor FERC’s use of Tolling Orders in Pipeline Disputes Violates Environmental NGO’s Due Process Rights
  • West Virginia Passes Legislation Impacting Oil & Gas Leasing
  • Federal Fifth Circuit Holds Debtor-in-Possession Lessee Is Bona Fide Purchaser
  • Federal District Court Dismisses City of New York’s Climate Change Lawsuits Against Major Oil and Gas Companies
  • U.S. District Court Dismisses Oakland and San Francisco’s Climate Change Lawsuits Against Major Oil and Gas Companies
  • Ohio Federal Court Finds Statutory Unitization Is Not A Taking
  • Offset-Well Clauses: Attempting to Apply Classic Oil and Gas Concepts in the Horizontal Well Context
  • Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act Amended with Regard to Wastes “Produced in Association with Hydrocarbons, After it is Placed in a Truck, Rail-Car, Pipeline, or Other Means of Transportation for Disposal Away from the Well Site.”

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The Oil & Gas E-Report is a quarterly newsletter that began in 2018. It contains articles of current interest to oil and gas practitioners and is assembled by a geographically diverse group of editors from private practice, in-house, and academia. This e-publication is the successor to IEL’s print publication, the Oil and Gas Reporter, which was published from 1952-2017.

Editorial Board

IEL E-Communications Committee Chair

  • Steven P. Otillar, White & Case LLP


  • Keith B. Hall, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center


  • Kevin C. Abbott, Reed Smith LLP
  • Michael B. Bennett, Baker Botts, L.L.P.
  • Bradford Berge, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Tim Brown, Anadarko
  • Mark D. Christiansen, McAfee & Taft
  • Earl DeBrine, Jr., Modrall Sperling
  • Sharon O. Flanery, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Jana Grauberger, Liskow & Lewis
  • Aimee W. Hebert, Kelly Hart & Pitre
  • John T. Kalmbach, Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway
  • Kenneth Klemm, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Michael P. Lennon, Jr., Mayer Brown LLP
  • Daniel M. McClure, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • John W. Morrison, Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Jennifer Walter Mosley, Chevron
  • Barclay Nicholson, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Scott A. O’Connor, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett
  • Patrick S. Ottinger, Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.
  • Joseph K. Reinhart, Babst Calland
  • Bruce F. Rudoy, Babst Calland
  • Gregory D. Russell, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Frédéric (Freddy) Sourgens, Washburn University School of Law
  • Michael K. Vennum, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Please forward any comments, submissions, or suggestions to any of the IEL’s Associate Director, 
Vickie Adams at vadams@cailaw.org.