A “strip” is just what it sounds like: A narrow parcel of land. A”gore” is a strip in another form, such as a triangle or other odd-shaped parcel. When a grantor conveys land he owns adjacent to a narrow strip that thereby ceases to be of benefit or importance to him, he also conveys the narrow… Continue Reading
Effective February 1, 2012, the Texas Railroad Commission implemented a new rule that will require operators and service and supply companies who disclose the chemical contents of fracking fluids. This rule implements a statute passed in the 2011 legislative session. The rule requires disclosure of the nature and content of additives and chemical ingredients used… Continue Reading
Beware of the law – and the location – you choose to resolve your contractual disputes. Choice of law and forum selection provisions are commonly used, often misunderstood, and frequently overlooked contract clauses that can significantly alter a litigant’s legal rights and remedies. Stokes Interest, G.P. v. Santo-Pietro, 2010 WL 2929534 (Tex. App.—El Paso) The… Continue Reading
If you operate wells, gas plants and similar facilities in populated areas, address your neighbors’ concerns. This could lead to increased costs and inconvenience in operations, but it might be cheaper in the long run.