Monday, September 7th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   The City of Houston v. Trail Enterprises, Inc., 377 S.W.3d 873 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2012, pet. denied),  held that an ordinance enacted by the City of Houston (“City”) […]

Monday, September 7th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   State v. Triax Oil and Gas, Inc., 966 S.W.2d 123 (Tex. App. – Austin 1998, no pet.) holds corporate officers individually liable for their company’s failure to properly plug […]

Monday, September 7th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. Minco Oil & Gas, Inc., 8 S.W.3d 309 (Tex. 1999), is a take-or- pay case that turns on the good faith obligations imposed […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Enbridge Pipelines (E. Texas) L.P. v. Avinger Timber, LLC, 386 S.W.3d 256 (Tex. 2012), held that the condemnation value of the landowner’s interest in an existing gas plant site […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of some significance to you.   Transportation Insurance Company v. Moriel, 37 Tex. S. Ct. J. 450 (Feb. 2, 1994) is not an “oil and gas” case, but it appears to be something of […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Northern Natural Gas Company v. Conoco, Inc., 939 S.W.2d 676 (Tex. App. – El Paso 1996, writ granted), construes a natural gas transportation and processing agreement as to the […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Northern Natural Gas Company v. Conoco, Inc., 986 S.W.2d 603 (Tex. 1998), construes a natural gas transportation and processing agreement as to the intent behind the dedication of reserves […]