576 F2d 106 Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America v. Zimmer H
576 F.2d 106
NATURAL GAS PIPELINE COMPANY OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Albert William ZIMMER, Trustee of the Estate of William H.
Brown, Deceased, Defendant and Third-Party
GULF OIL CORPORATION, Third-Party Defendant-Appellant.
United States Court of Appeals,
July 5, 1978.
Howard F. Saunders III, William H. Brian Jr., Amarillo, Tex., for plaintiff-appellant.
Ochsner, & Baughman, Harold W. Ochsner, Tabor Scott, Amarillo, Tex., for defendant and third-party plaintiff-appellee.
Before RONEY, GEE and FAY, Circuit Judges.
This case raises a question concerning the expiration date of an oil and gas lease. We affirm the decision of the district court that the lease in question terminated at the end of a fixed term of 50 years, on January 16, 1976, for the reasons set forth in the Memorandum Opinion of Judge Halbert O. Woodward. 447 F.Supp. 66 (N.D.Tex.1977).