Royalty Owners Cannot Enjoin the Injection of Gas into a Partially Depleted Gas Reservoir and Do Not Own Any Interest in the Injected Gas

Date

1974

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Discusses the conflicts associated with the injection of natural gas into reservoirs. The author defines the interests of both the mineral estate owner and the surface state owner. The author concludes that the court was correct in rejecting the doctrine of ferae nautrae and that injections of natural extraneous gas into a reservoir should be allowed in order to prevent destruction of an energy storage facility.

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Keywords

Oil and gas, Royalty owner, Natural gas, Mineral estate, Surface estate, Ferae naturae, West v. Humble Oil & Refining Co., Case note

Citation

6 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 285