law of capture

law of capture

Under this theory,a landowner does not own migratory substances (such as oil and gas) under the land but does have the exclusive right to drill for,produce,or in some other manner gain possession of the substances.Contrast with unitization.

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Then she learned about Pennsylvania's Law of Capture, which allows energy companies to collect gas from a property via a neighbor's well, and she found herself faced with a larger dilemma.
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