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Oil and gas leasing

Century Exploration New Orleans LLC v. United States

The Federal Circuit held that the U.S. government did not breach its contract with two oil and gas exploration companies when it imposed new regulatory requirements after their lease went into effect. The companies jointly leased the...

Ensco Offshore Co. v. Salazar

A district court, on cross-motions for summary judgment, upheld a DOI regulation requiring oil lessees to obtain drilling permits for...