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Apache Royalty Ruling 'Illogical,' Texas Justices Hear

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Devon Energy Production Co. LP has urged the Texas Supreme Court to reverse a ruling it’s solely liable to pay royalties on oil and gas produced from wells drilled by Apache Corp., arguing the lower court’s decision is “as far-reaching as it is illogical” and will impact thousands of energy companies and royalty owners.

In a petition for review filed Tuesday, Devon asked the high court to overturn an April 30 decision from the Eleventh Court of Appeals that Apache had no statutory responsibility to pay...
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