Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum Corp   .and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and Fort Worth-based Range Resources Corp  received subpoenas in New York inquiring about some of their natural gas wells, Reuters reports.

The subpoenas — issued by New York’s attorney general and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — seek whether the firms accurately described how much gas their wells are likely to produce in the coming decades.

The investigation will be closely watched by the industry because the New York attorney general is using a New York law called the Martin Act, which gives broad power over businesses and allows an unusual amount of information to be obtained and publicly disclosed.

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