DISTRICT COURT of Austin County, Tex., awarded royalty owner Fred Fox, Rockport, Tex., and New Ulm Gas Ltd., Houston, more than $6 million in a suit against Mobil Oil Corp. and Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. The jury found Mobil and Columbia failed to provide Fox and New Ulm information that would have led to discovery of royalty underpayments to Fox and underpayment for gas produced by New Ulm. Mobil plans to appeal. Columbia is undecided.

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