How Courts Are Clarifying Ohio Law On Gas Royalties

Over the past decade, oil and gas production in Ohio has boomed. Thanks in no small part to the Utica shale play, Ohio has become the sixth-largest natural gas producer in the United States.

As gas production has increased, Ohio courts have increasingly found themselves in the middle of litigation related to natural gas, including disputes about oil and gas leases between producers and lessors. Through their decisions on these disputes, Ohio courts are molding the state’s oil and gas law.

The U.S. District Court for...

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