Vanderbilt Law Review

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This Article seeks to determine whether the federal pricing regulations have imposed new duties on the lessee in his relationship to a lessor, and, if so, the nature, scope, and consequences of those duties. The Article contends that the federal pricing schemes in oil and gas will lead to a renaissance of certain implied covenants that the law has traditionally recognized--albeit now framed in a new setting. The Article focuses on those issues that are likely to require resolution under both the implied covenant to market and the less well-known implied covenant to seek favorable administrative action.