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When ordinary people permit companies to extract oil or gas from under their land, it’s difficult for them to know if they’re being paid fairly or not. This class action bring suit against Exxon Mobil Corporation, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, and XTO Energy, Inc. for the “actual, knowing, and willful underpayment or non-payment of royalties on gas from wells through improper accounting measures … and by failing to account for and pay royalties on gas used off the lease…”

Gas Well in New Mexico

This class action takes on Southland Royalty Company, LLC on the subject of royalties for some 300 gas leases in which it has an interest. The complaint alleges that Southland permits third-party operators to work its leases and that these third-party operators do not pay the full amount of what is owed in royalties. The complaint claims that Southland is ultimately responsible for the payments.

DCP Midland Oil Pipeline

When a larger party owes payments to a much smaller party—one with fewer resources and less power—it is easy for the larger party to delay or manipulate those payments. Oklahoma law has attempted to provide some protection to holders of oil and gas leases in mandating that interest be added to untimely payments. The complaint for this class action claims that DCP Operating Company and/or DCP Midstream, LP have not paid the mandatory interest on delayed payments.

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When you enter into a lease involving mineral rights on your land, how do you know how much money is due to you from the extracted oil and gas? Are you responsible to bear some of the costs of extraction or transportation? What evidence do you receive as to the amount of these costs? The complaint for this class action takes issue with EQT Production Company’s and Stone Energy Corporation’s figuring of costs deducted from royalties due on oil and gas leases on private land.

Horizontal Well

When a company leases the rights to operate wells for oil, gas, or minerals under your land, how do you know whether you’re being paid correctly for all that’s produced? This class action alleges that Devon Energy Production under-calculated and underpaid the royalty amounts due to the people from whom it leased land.

This class action lawsuit alleges that CNX Gas Company and Noble Energy, Inc. fraudulently entered into lease agreements with the owners of oil and gas mineral rights in West Virginia which provided for flat-fee post production expense deductions from royalty payments owed.

This class action lawsuit alleges that Chesapeake Energy Corporation intentionally and systematically miscalculated and underpaid natural gas royalties to individual lessors within Pennsylvania.