XTO Files Motion to Dismiss Royalty Lawsuit in Butler County, PA

court gavelAn update on a royalty lawsuit we first reported in July. Two Butler County, PA landowners with a combined 245.7 acres of land leased to (and drilled by) XTO Energy have sued XTO claiming the company is breaking the lease agreement by paying royalties below 1/8 of what XTO receives in revenue for the gas (see PA Landowners Sue XTO Energy for Shorting Them on Royalties). The landowners hoped the case would become a class action lawsuit. Last week XTO’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, hoping to prevent it from becoming a class action…

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