Mike Bernhard sent out some thought-provoking comments on how a blanket moratorium extension on all drilling (if one even got out of committee in the state senate) might cloud the picture of force majeure claims in New York - since the extension bill would expand the moratorium to include vertical low permeability formations - probably because the only way to economically produce such wells would be to frack them horizontally, so a vertical shale well would in all likelihood be a test well for a … [Read more...] about Moratorium Extension as Lease Extender ?
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As part of the on-going implosion of the Law Farce of Tom West, an appeal has been filed on the farce majeure (which means 'major farce' in Latin) case, whereby oil and gas companies are claiming that their leases are still in effect because New York state's de facto moratorium on fracking has kept them from fracking the living daylights out of the leases. There are just a few fundamental fracking factual problems with their arguments, to wit: 1. There is no moratorium on fracking in New York … [Read more...] about Fracking Farce Majeure Appeal Filed
A federal judge has ruled that frackers can't unilaterally extend leases beyond their primary term - if they haven't performed on the lease, ie. drilled a well and produced oil or gas. The frackers had argued "force majeure" (a "superior force") prevented them from performing on the lease - and tried to use that as an excuse to extend oil and gas leases - many of which had been scammed off the landowners by landmen - beyond their primary term - even though the frackers hadn't bothered to drill … [Read more...] about Fracking Force Majeure
Or natural disasters. So landowners say they want out of the fracking disaster known as Norse Energy, the bankrupt Rent-a-Plaintiff in "John Doe vs Town of Dryden." As soon as the bankruptcy court has read the rulings that invalidates lease extensions based on claims of "force majeure." http://fleased.org/2012/11/18/november-15-2012-ruling-throws-out-force-majeure-claims/ Thanks Norse, you gave New Yorkers a prequel of what a bunch of fracking crooks that crooked frackers really are. … [Read more...] about Norse Energy Claims Their Leases Are Legally The Same As Acts of Terrorism
So much for their Farce Majeure gambit. And Chesapeake's New York Style Shale Game. Chesapeake Energy have acknowledged that they are not going to be able to enforce or perpetuate "farce majeure" extensions of their Boom Time leases in New York state. Because the extensions were unenforceable. Which Joe Heath has been telling people for years. So they are allowing those leases to lapse (which does not remove them from clouding property titles). It also signals their retreat from dry gas … [Read more...] about Chesapeake Quits New York !
Some frack addicts are exploiting a loophole in the state drilling regulations; which appears to allow a well to be fracked with napalm. What they are not thinking about is the environmental hurdles; namely how many pizzas they are going to have to buy for the survivors. Horizontal wells are permitted in New York state. In the Town of Barton, there were three horizontal well drilled into Black River, but not fracked, by Talisman back in 2007. All were dry and are now plugged. Fracks under … [Read more...] about Propane Frack Farce Slouches Towards Pizzas
After two strikes, Shale Shyster Scott Kurkoski is going for a complete fracking strike out- as soon as he can milk some more legal fees out of some clueless dairy farmers or the Koch Brothers. My advice to landowners and Koch Brother front groups: get out your check books and get those lawsuits filed. Why wait ? Avoid the rush. Here's what you have going for you: 1. None of the prospective plaintiffs have ever bothered to actually file a HVHF drilling permit application. Don't let that … [Read more...] about Man Up to a Frack Takings Farce
Before they even got a chance to frack it. Chesapeake is obeying a court order (surprise) and releasing the New York leases that they had been trying to hold by the arcane legal ploy known as "Farce Majeure" which is latin for a "major farce". If you have a zombie Chesapeake lease encumbering your property, you now have to go to the court house to get it removed - or it will cloud your title. Contact Joe Heath at Fleased and he will explain how to clear it. Chesapeake Releases New York … [Read more...] about Chesapeake Bails from New York
Binghamton University has gotten rid of its mineral rights lease with Chesapeake Energy, which was being held up by the fracker's farce majeure gambit. And would have subjected the neighbors into being forced into the well sideways via compulsory integration. One more fracking pinata in the dumpster. Thanks BU ! http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20131124/NEWS01/311240016?source=nletter-top5&nclick_check=1 Written by Steve Reilly The nonprofit organization handling … [Read more...] about University Dumps Chesapeake Lease
The landmen are the first people that some folks meet in the oil and gas business - when they arrive at your door to sign up a minerals lease for as cheaply and as long as possible. That's what it says in their manual. And that's pretty much how it works. Once signed, many landowners are then faced with the prospect of having to sue to get out of their leases. And when the lease does not suit the fracker, they breach it to try to get out of it. Caveat fracking emptor when it comes to dealing … [Read more...] about Fracking Landmen