In the Texas Rice Land Partners v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that pipeline companies cannot use the power of eminent domain and call themselves a public carrier by checking a box and calling themselves a public
On February 24, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling regarding groundwater rights. In Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously ruled that, under both the common law and the recently enacted Senate Bill 332,
“HBP” means held by production. This is in reference to a provision in an oil & gas lease that extends the lease indefinitely past the primary term so long as there is production in paying quantities.