Judge: Couple Not Sole Owners Of Oil, Gas Rights Associated With Their Land
Mealey's (August 4, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 27 ruled that based on the language of a 1961 lease, a landowner couple is not entitled to judgment declaring them the sole owners of the oil and gas production rights associated with their land (Rugh A. Mason, et uxor v. Range Resources-Appalachia, et al., No. 12-369, W.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97471).
(Opinion available. Document #94-150811-005Z.)
Rugh and Sherry Mason sued Range Resources-Appalachia and NiSource Energy Ventures in February 2012 in the Washington...