Oil and Gas and other Natural Resources Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa owns Coalacre. Underneath Coalacre, there lies a coal mine that extends beyond the borders of Coalacre. John accesses the coal mine through another property and takes some coal from the coal mine. To whom does the coal belong?
Choice 1 John, because coal is a fugitive resource
Choice 2 John, based on the rule of capture
Choice 3 John, because he did all the work to get the coal
Choice 4 Lisa, because natural resources underneath property belong to the owner of the property
Lisa owns Oilacre. Underneath Oilacre, there lies a large pool of oil that extends beyond the borders of Oilacre. John accesses the oil pool by digging from another property (that he has permission to drill from) and accessing the oil pool from beneath Lisa’s property, and takes some oil from the oil pool. To whom does the oil belong
Choice 1 John, because oil is a fugitive resource
Choice 2 John, based on the rule of capture
Choice 3 John, because he did all the work to get the oil
Choice 4 Lisa, because natural resources underneath property belong to the owner of the property
Lisa owns Oilacre. Underneath Oilacre, there lies a large pool of oil that extends beyond the borders of Oilacre. John accesses the oil pool by digging from another property (that he has permission to drill from) and accessing the oil pool from beneath that other property. He uses this method to take some of the oil. Who owns that oil?
Choice 1 John, because oil is a fugitive resource
Choice 2 John, based on the rule of capture
Choice 3 John, because he did all the work to get the oil
Choice 4 Lisa, because natural resources underneath property belong to the owner of the property
Lisa owns Oilacre. Underneath Oilacre, there lies a large pool of oil that extends beyond the borders of Oilacre. John accesses the oil pool by digging from another property (that he has permission to drill from) and accessing the oil pool from beneath that other property. He uses this method to take all of the oil. Who owns that oil?
Choice 1 John, because oil is a fugitive resource
Choice 2 John, based on the rule of capture
Choice 3 John, because he did all the work to get the oil
Choice 4 Lisa, because natural resources underneath property belong to the owner of the property

 

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