ND Landowners Take Gas Flaring Class Action Federal

Law360, Los Angeles (November 15, 2013, 4:51 PM EST) -- A putative class of North Dakotans who say a ConocoPhillips Co. unit illegally flared gas to avoid paying them royalties on it is taking their case federal, according to a notice filed Thursday.

Gary and Martha Sorenson are seeking to lead a class of mineral rights owners who say Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. has been flaring gas long after it was permitted by North Dakota statute, essentially sending their royalties payments up in smoke, according to the suit.

Burlington flared at least 30 million...
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