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NADOA Quarterly Magazine – 2023 Q1

July 2024 – Brad Gibbs authored two articles in the 2023 Q1 edition of the NADOA Quarterly Magazine.
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AAPL Landman Magazine – July/August 2024

July 2024 – Brad, Gibbs, Andrew Good, and Molly Pela authored articles in the ...
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The Mountain Valley Pipeline – Authorized at Last

July 2024 – On June 11, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the Mountain Valley Pipeline to begin operations to transport natural gas from West ...
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FTC’s Ban on Non-Compete Agreements and Strategic Responses for Energy Companies

June 2024 – On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized its rule banning new non-compete clauses in all employment contracts. For ...
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OLIVA GIBBS RANKS AMONG HIGHEST-SCORING BUSINESSES ON INC. MAGAZINE’S BEST WORKPLACES FOR 2024

June 2024 - Oliva Gibbs has been named to Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces list, which recognizes companies that prioritize ...
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Measuring Methane: Understanding the EPA’s Final Revisions to Methane Reporting Regulations

June 2024 – On May 6, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued final revisions to the methane emission reporting requirements for oil ...
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OLIVA GIBBS PROMOTES JOSH PETERSON AND GABRIEL ACKAL, JR.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – June 3, 2024  Oliva Gibbs is pleased to announce that Josh Peterson has been promoted to partner and Gabriel Ackal, ...
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Defining Drilling Rights and Bad Faith in Oil and Gas Leases

May 2024 - J. Taylor Airey discusses a dispute over a lease agreement concerning mineral rights in the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale.
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Making Your Words Count

May 2024 - In Liska v. Dworaczyk, the Fourth Court of Appeals reaffirmed the principle of giving plain and ordinary meaning to language within documents, ...
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Third Time’s a Charm: Ohio Supreme Court Remands Case for Failing to Follow Instructions

May 2024 – The case of State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, L.L.C. v. Mertz involves a dispute over property appropriation in Ohio. The Ohio ...
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OLIVA GIBBS PROMOTES THREE ATTORNEYS TO PARTNER

May 2024 – Oliva Gibbs is pleased to announce that Jocelyn BuckleyShaun Schottmiller, and Emily Sheffield have been promoted to partners at the firm.
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Navigating the New Frontier: Updates to Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Rules and Regulations

May 2024 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process rule (FMLLP), a significant overhaul of the ...
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The Force (Majeure) May Not Be So Strong in This One

May 2024 - In a recent lawsuit, an oil producer alleges significant financial losses due to a pipeline company's failure to uphold contractual obligations and ...
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Lessons in Chemistry: SCOTUS Declines Review in OPA Case

April 2024 - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review an appeal about classifying a petroleum-chemical mixture as "oil" under the Oil Pollution Act ...
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All Means All, Y’all: The Fifth Circuit Addresses CAFA Exception

April 2024 – In a dispute over oil-and-gas royalties, 214 plaintiffs sued Devon Energy Production Company, alleging underpayment exceeding $100 million in Texas state court.
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Elections Have Consequences – Why Oklahoma’s Amended Horizontal Pooling Rule May Prove to be Difficult to Apply

March 2024 – It is well established that forced pooling under Oklahoma law is done on a “unit-wide basis rather than on an individual wellbore ...
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