Property Law Keyed to Singer
Elliff v. Texon Drilling Co
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Mabel and Frank Elliff (Petitioners) own a parcel of land upon a producing well. They had a royalty interest in oil and gas leases on their land. Clara Driscoll owned the land adjoining theirs. Texon Drilling Co. (Respondents) were drilling on Driscoll’s property, near Petitioners land. During drilling, a well blew out, causing wells on Plaintiffs land to blow out. The first blow out also caused large quantities of gas and oil to drain from under Petitioner’s land and escape into the air.
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