Seneca Has Gas Rights On Game Land, Pa. Court Rules

Law360, Philadelphia (January 27, 2014, 2:06 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Monday ruled that Seneca Resources Corp. has the right to oil and gas underneath a 3,650-acre property owned by the state’s Game Commission, but the court declined to conclude yet that Seneca has the right to frack the land.

An en banc panel of the court said that while the company clearly held the gas and oil rights for a section of state game lands in Venango County and a 1932 deed comprising a sliver of the parcel gave it the...
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