In reaching its decision, the San Antonio Court of Appeals effectively broadens the reach of Sunac to extend to situations in which the lessee may intentionally terminate a lease, even a commercially productive lease, and, in the process, extinguish an override owner's interest. Arguably, the broadening of Sunac by the Sasser court, which is unsupported by the reasoning of Sunac itself, as well as by post- Sunac decisions, may have far reaching and serious implications for the Texas oil and gas industry
Edward M. Fenk,
Are Overriding Royalty Interests Becoming the Clay Pigeons of the Texas Oil and Gas Industry? The Assignor-Assignee Relationship After Sasser v. Dantex Oil & Gas,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V5.I2.4