Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nick Casey: End Rule of Capture In West Virginia

In an op-ed published today in The Charleston Gazette, Nick Casey, Managing Member of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC, calls on West Virginia lawmakers to enact statutory forced pooling to replace the rule of capture. "Legislation is expected during the 2011 Legislature to allow pooling for horizontal wells. Pooling would replace the rule of capture. Gas owners who are at risk of having their gas drained by a horizontal gas well would be notified that such a well is planned and could elect to participate in the royalties or to own a share of the well. With a pooling law no longer will gas owners find their gas has been drained without compensation." Click to read the entire op-ed.