Coal, Oil and Gas Law

WEST VIRGINIA MEDIATION LAWYER; WEST VIRGINIA ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER; WEST VIRGINIA ENERGY LAW MEDIATOR

The energy sector is vital component to West Virginia’s economy.  As with any other economic activity, disputes will arise within the energy sector which are well-suited to alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  In particular, dispute resolution services can be valuable to the coal, oil and gas industries in the following types of disputes:

Coal Mining Industry

  • assignment issues
  • blasting disputes
  • contract breach and remedy disputes
  • contract negotiations
  • coal and mineral supply agreement disputes
  • coal trading, specs and guarantees
  • commercial impracticability issues
  • competing severed mineral interests
  • cost-plus relationships
  • delivery, shipping and transportation disputes
  • environmental disputes
  • financing disputes
  • force majeure issues
  • governmental impact issues
  • insurance disputes
  • lease agreement disputes
  • labor and employment disputes
  • major accident litigation
  • mineral purchase and sale agreements
  • personal injury
  • premises liability
  • pricing, price escalation and price reopening disputes
  • sulfur content disputes
  • wrongful death litigation

Oil and Gas Industry

  • acquisition agreement and other contract disputes
  • adjoining landowner disputes
  • conflicting surveys and seismic reports
  • deed construction disputes
  • drainage and development disputes
  • environmental disputes
  • exploration agreement disputes
  • failure to pay royalties
  • failure to produce
  • failure to return site to original condition
  • failure to perform other operator duties
  • gas mismeasurement disputes
  • gas processing issues
  • insurance disputes relating to well, pipeline and drilling accidents
  • joint operating agreement disputes
  • labor and employment disputes
  • landowner and lessee disputes
  • lease, royalty and mineral rights disputes
  • marketing disputes
  • Marcellus Shale disputes
  • mitigation issues
  • personal injury
  • pipeline construction, placement and easement issues
  • pollution issues
  • pooling and unitization disputes
  • post-production cost allocation disputes
  • premises liability
  • repudiation disputes
  • royalty disputes
  • seismic and geophysical testing issues
  • successor liability
  • surface damage disputes
  • title issues
  • trespass disputes
  • unconventional gas drilling disputes

Some of these issues are addressed from time-to-time in my blog, Mediating Certainty, where I make posts concerning mediation generally and concerning important West Virginia legal developments.

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