GeoMet Can Build Pipeline Across CNX Land: Judge

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost to independent gas company GeoMet Operating Co. Inc., the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday reversed a circuit court’s ruling and backed GeoMet’s right to construct a natural gas pipeline over land CNX Gas Co. LLC had claimed it alone operated under a lease agreement.

Justice Barbara Milano Keenan overturned a decision by the Buchanan County Circuit Court in Virginia, concluding that CNX held exclusive rights to drill and produce coal-bed methane gas on the 20,000 acre tract of land but nonexclusive rights over...
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