Pa. High Court Won't Hear Case Over Gas Lessee Obligations

Law360, Philadelphia (November 27, 2013, 5:38 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case in which a couple sought to terminate their agreement with a natural gas driller because it failed to meet its responsibility to drill for gas in the Marcellus Shale formation underlying their property.

In June, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that Kriebel Resources Co. LLC did not have a duty to drill for gas under the terms of a lease agreement in which a couple signed over the subsurface rights to their property in exchange...
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