Gas Driller Sues Pa. Landowners Under Lease Pooling Law

Law360, Philadelphia (July 31, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Natural gas producer EQT Corp. has sued a number of western Pennsylvania property owners in state court under a new law that allows oil and gas operators to pool adjoining leases for the purpose of horizontal drilling.

In the lawsuit filed July 22, EQT accuses dozens of Allegheny County property owners with whom it has signed leases of impeding the company from accessing their property to do preliminary work for natural gas drilling. EQT also claims that the landowners have asserted that the company does not...
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