Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Albert William Zimmer, Trustee of the Estate of William H.brown, Deceased, Defendant and Third-partyplaintiff-appellee, v. Gulf Oil Corporation, Third-party Defendant-appellant, 576 F.2d 106 (5th Cir. 1978)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 576 F.2d 106 (5th Cir. 1978) Fifth Circuit.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).



Rule 18, 5 Cir.; see Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir., 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I