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Big oil and gas plan to overturn new Ohio bill

In the summer of 2019, Ohio passed a bill to save its nuclear power plants. According to Forbes, these plants account for 90% of the Buckeye State’s clean energy. Critics of the bill, however, point to the fact that this also preserved coal plants in the state. Supporters of the bill explain that this was a necessary compromise to get the bill to pass, but that coal was in decline and no new plants would appear in Ohio ever again.

What should I do if approached by a developer?

Having an oil and gas company exploit your mineral interests on your property can be an exciting prospect since you can reap some of the proceeds. However, if you have no experience with oil and gas development in Ohio, you should consider taking some important initial steps in the event an oil and gas developer inquires about your oil and mineral rights. You can avoid some pitfalls and take advantage of important opportunities.

Should I auction my mineral rights?

According to Forbes, private landowners own most of the undeveloped minerals in the country. To get access to these minerals in Ohio, these companies must frequently bargain with landowners. This makes them highly efficient and effective at getting what they want, while landowners do not have this experience. This tips the scales in the companies’ favor.

Are land use and zoning laws really necessary?

If you have ever tried to build a home in Ohio, you probably already know how much of a headache this can be. Local governments insist that zoning laws and building codes help to protect consumers from unsafe residences. Some regulations, however, have little to do with safety and more to do with preserving property values.

Maintaining your composure during an oil and gas dispute

Running an oil and gas company can be tough, but there are times when daily life can seem unmanageable due to business-related challenges. For example, a bitter dispute that results in litigation can be incredibly overwhelming from a financial and mental point of view. If you are in the middle of an oil and gas dispute, or you sense that one is right around the corner, it is crucial for you to maintain your composure and take the right steps in order to protect your company's reputation and financial future.

When a worker takes legal action

We have addressed many different legal challenges that oil and gas companies face, from considerations related to contracts to trespassing and land use. However, there are many other reasons why a business or individual may decide to take an oil and gas company to court. For example, you may find yourself in this position because a worker has decided to pursue legal action, in which case it is especially important to be prepared. Not only could the outcome of this case have an immediate impact on your business from a financial angle, but it could lead to other challenges down the road (such as additional cases brought on by other workers).

Handling allegations of trespassing

Oil and gas companies face legal challenges involving a wide variety of issues, but we will look into trespassing in this post. If you run an oil and gas firm and your company is being taken to court for trespassing, it is important to be aware of the potential consequences that may lie ahead and do what you can to protect your business. You may have a number of options related to the case and there could be unique considerations which could have a major impact on the end result of the suit. We are well aware of the pressure that many business owners in Ohio may experience when these matters arise, but it is crucial to stay focused during this dilemma.

Land use and regulatory compliance

For oil & gas company owners, a plethora of challenges may arise. If you run one of these companies in Ohio, the attorneys at Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews fully understand how complicated these hurdles can be. Handling these types of problems when they arise is essential, but it is also incredibly important to look into preventative measures that can be taken. For example, many companies have encountered serious problems related to land use and regulations, so it is a good idea to review any relevant regulatory matters related to land use and ensure regulatory compliance. However, we certainly understand that things can go wrong for various reasons.

The oil & gas permitting process

When it comes to oil & gas permitting, there are many issues that must be taken into consideration. If you have any areas of uncertainty with respect to this aspect of your business, it is crucial to have a solid understanding of your options and regulations at the state and federal level which could affect you. From selecting a site to working with clients and business partners, there are many different facets of the permitting process that need to be taken into consideration carefully. The way in which you handle the permitting process could affect your business in the near future and years down the road.

What if a company does not honor our lease?

If you have decided to lease your Ohio mineral rights to an oil and gas company, particularly one drilling in the Utica Shale region, you may be concerned about whether or not the company is operating within the terms of your lease. If they in any way violate your lease, whether they refuse to honor the royalty payment agreement or they infringe upon your property and rights in ways prohibited by the lease, what are your options to pursue justice?

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