Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Texas

Can anyone tell me how close oilfields' and their roadways can be to someone else's residence?

Our neighbor sold his lease and they are clearing the woods behind our house...they are really, really close! What is Texas law about this?

Asked on 2/07/13, 1:11 pm

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Joseph A. McDermott, III Attorney at Law
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The roadways, pipelines, etc. can be right up to your property line. The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas, specifies minimum distance from lease boundaries -- I'm assuming that's the property line -- to wellheads. Check with the RRC for the regulations applicable in to the oil & gas field under your property.

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Answered on 2/07/13, 1:52 pm

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