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What is the purpose of an operating agreement?

When you are dealing with oil and gas transactions in California, a great deal of time and communication will go into creating agreements and implementing protocols designed to protect both parties from being taken advantage of. One of the measures you may use to protect your assets is an operating agreement. The purpose of this negotiation is imperative to your ability to confidently and legally continue doing business with another party. 

Understanding why the drop in gas prices is bittersweet

For many people in California, a decline in the amount they have to pay for gas prices is a welcomed site. People often still discuss how foreign it seems to pay less than $1 for a gallon of gas, but everyone agrees that those days have long since passed. However, what many people may not realize is that a drop in the price of gas has both positive and negative effects. 

A look at what your assets may be in the oil and gas industry

When you are first starting in the oil and gas industry, chances are you will encounter many learning curves as you gain experience in buying and selling your assets. At Ehrlich Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many people in California to protect their assets and work through complications with contracts that may have been misinterpreted. 

Authority scope of the DOGGR

While states like North Dakota may have received a lot of attention in recent years when it comes to domestic oil production, the fact remains that the state of California continues to be a major player in this market. If you are involved in this industry, you will know just how regulated this business can be and how important it is that your company follow appropriate laws and guidelines. For this reason, it is important to have a good understanding of what the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources is and what its scope is relative to your activities.

What factors should you look for in a gas lease?

If you plan to lease your land for the purpose of oil extraction in California, there are several heavy considerations you must make before signing on the dotted line. Your contract with the oil and gas company should address those considerations. Though every case is unique, and though you should always consult with an attorney before signing over the rights to your property, PennState details several components that all oil and gas lease contracts should include.

What you should know before about a gas lease

If you have the potential to collaborate with other entities and participate in a gas lease, the opportunity may sound incredibly promising when you hear about the potential benefits. However, doing your research before agreeing to any type of contract is imperative to protecting your assets. At Ehrlich, Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many land owners in California to understand more about their rights in preparation for signing a contract. 

Proposal aims to tighten restrictions on drilling procedures

While drilling natural resources in California can provide a variety of economic benefits, if regulations are not followed, it can pose an immediate threat to the environment, as well as the people and wildlife that live nearby. As such, regulations are put into place to protect the investment of the drillers, as well as the safety and well-being of people who reside near the drilling site. 

Learning how to negotiate can help you make a sale

Whenever you have the opportunity to explore a new area, you are going to have to create a plan for how you are going to get from considering your options to finalizing a sale. In many cases, you will be one of several interested contractors who are going to need to show the seller why you are the best fit for potential exploration. At Ehrlich Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many companies in California with the legal side of natural resource exploration. 

Understanding your contract and preventing disputes

You have recently discovered a promising opportunity to initiate a new oil exploration effort in California. This will require you to coordinate and implement a contractual agreement that will protect your rights, as well as the rights of the landowner and his or her property and assets. At Ehrlich Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many people to secure beneficial contract agreements that provide protection and clarification. 

Tips on negotiating an oil and gas lease

Oil and gas leases can be complex documents. Proper negotiation is crucial in this case to ensure a lease is legally binding but also reflects your best interests. MineralWeb.com offers the following tips in this case, which can help mineral owners in California protect their highly valued assets.

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