Most oil and gas-related disputes boil down to two legal areas: contract law and property law. Disputes involving the rights and obligations of those involved can be complex and difficult to settle. Additionally, most oil and gas disputes display a huge disparity of resources between the landowners and their corporate counterparts.
Stakeholders in upstream oil and gas production and marketing are often underpaid because oil and gas producers fail to follow the law, building their own assets at the expense of the stakeholders. Some common bases for the unlawful reduction of royalties include: padded production costs (excessive pipeline charges or plant charges); misallocating products; and using subsidiaries to purchase gas for resale at the wellhead, to name just a few.
If you believe you have the basis for an oil or gas dispute case, it is important to protect your rights. Do not delay in contacting an attorney. Contact the lawyers at Mueller Law for a free consultation today.