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Category Archives: Ohio Oil and Gas

Ohio Does Not (Any Longer) Recognize An Implied Covenant to Explore Further, An “At The Well” Royalty Calculation Decided Favorably to Operator

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On January 3, 2018 the Ohio Supreme Court, in Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Company, 2018-Ohio-8, again supported oil and gas well developers and pounded one more nail in the landowner’s coffin.  If you reviewed prior blogs, you know that the Ohio Supreme Court has consistently ruled against...

Check out an article on Dale Markowitz in Chardon Magazine!

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Our very own Managing Partner, Dale Markowitz, was featured in Chardon Magazine!  Click the link below to read the article about Dale and how he got into the field of law. Chardon Magazine

RECENT COURT DECISIONS REGARDING OIL AND GAS LEASES AND THE OHIO DORMANT MINERAL ACT

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In our June 25, 2015 blog we discussed the important decision that had just been rendered by the Ohio Supreme Court interpreting R.C. § 5301.56, the Dormant Mineral Act   (“DMA”).  In Dodd v. Croskey, 2015-Ohio-2362, the Court held that if a claim to preserve is filed by the mineral interest...

Statewide Oil and Gas Regulation Trumps Home Rule

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On February 17, 2015, in a much awaited decision, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its opinion in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485.  In a four to three decision, the court held that the comprehensive oil and gas regulatory scheme found in Ohio Revised Code Chapter...

Ohio is Making It Tougher to Get Drilling Permits Near Areas with Faults and Seismic Activity

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Ohio has joined the list of states that have implemented new restrictions for drilling permits in the shale deposit regions of the state. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer has announced that the Ohio oil and gas law has been modified to require installation of seismic...

Oil and Gas Law Explained by Our Ohio Oil & Gas Lawyers

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Drilling for oil and natural gas is not new in the State of Ohio, but drilling activity is increasing as energy independence becomes more important nationwide. The increase in these activities has resulted in the passage of laws to control where and how the drilling and production process is performed....

Dale Markowitz Presents About Oil & Gas Law News

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Oil and Gas News On August 6, 2013, Dale Markowitz presented to the Utica Landowners Group of Coshocton and Muskingum Counties regarding oil and gas. Issues involving the Dormant Mineral Act, lease forfeiture, leasing, and the importance of obtaining a title exam before leasing were discussed. Joining...

Dale Markowitz Speaks About Oil & Gas Leasing

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Dale Markowitz spoke to the Geauga County Bar on August 2. 2013 about Oil & Gas Leasing: Forfeitures & Environmental Issues

Interested in learning more about Planning & Zoning?

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Interested in learning more about Planning & Zoning? Register for the Northeast Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop taking place June 28, 2013 at the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Warren. Dale Markowitz will be speaking on “Understaning Easements”.