Posted on March 18, 2012

Royalty Owners And The Depressed Price of Natural Gas – Has Anyone Checked the Mail Lately?

For land and mineral rights owners in Pennsylvania who leased their oil and gas interests in the last three to five years a significant number may have netted a sizeable lump sum payment in exchange for a paid up lease. … Continue reading

Posted on February 19, 2012

“Brave New World” of Real Estate Transfers – Ignorance of Oil & Gas Law Is Not Bliss

Back in the fall of 2011, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute asked if I would plan and organize a new continuing legal education program on the fundamentals of oil and gas law. Based upon the overwhelming number of requests from lawyers seeking entry … Continue reading

Posted on January 24, 2012

DOE Agency Announces Precipitous Downgrade In Marcellus Shale Reserves

Yesterday the U. S. Energy Information Administration issued its 2012 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2012) Early Release Reference case which provides updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035. Of interest to those following the progress of the natural gas development … Continue reading

Posted on January 12, 2012

Natural Gas Development – Striking A Balance Between Exuberance and Caution

Welcome to my blog.  I plan to deliver frequent updates on current issues in the areas to which the practice of Saunders Law is devoted – oil and gas, environmental and energy law.  If you want to follow developments in … Continue reading