Pa. Landowners Blast EQT Corp. Gas Lease Pooling Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (September 17, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Landowners sued by EQT Corp. in Pennsylvania state court for improperly blocking the company from accessing their properties to do preliminary work for gas drilling said last Wednesday that a new state law allowing gas producers to pool adjoining leases for horizontal drilling violated the state’s constitution.

The Allegheny County landowners, who are accused of impeding EQT from accessing their properties to do preliminary drilling work and seismic testing in violation of their lease agreements with the company, said that recent changes to the state’s Oil...
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