Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies.  
Commitments and Contingencies

10.Commitments and Contingencies

In the normal course of business, we are subject to various claims, legal actions, contract negotiations and disputes. We provide for losses, if any, in the period in which they become probable and can be reasonably estimated. In management’s opinion, there are currently no such matters outstanding that would have a material effect on the accompanying financial statements.

Other Commitments

In the normal course of business, we enter into short-term purchase obligations for products and services, primarily related to purchases of pipe, pumps and other components. As of March 31, 2022, we have purchase obligations and commitments of approximately $24.5 million due in the next twelve months.

We are a party to various surface use and compensation agreements by which we have committed to make minimum royalty payments in exchange for rights to access and use the land for purposes that are generally limited to conducting our water operations. These agreements do not meet the definition of a lease under ASC Topic 842. Minimum royalty payments associated with these contracts are as follows: $6.1 million for the

remainder of 2022, $9.0 million for 2023, $9.8 million for 2024, $10.6 million for 2025, $11.3 million for 2026, and $4.5 million thereafter.

We are party to a fixed price power purchase contract to manage the volatility of the price of power needed for ongoing operations. We have elected the normal purchase and normal sale accounting treatment for this contract and therefore record it at cost. The contract has a term that ends in 2025 and the remaining minimum commitment under the contract is $8.6 million as of March 31, 2022.


We are also subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment. For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, we recognized $0.7 million and $0.1 million of expense, respectively, related to environmental matters that were recorded in Direct Operating Cost. We also have insurance proceeds receivable of $2.3 million at March 31, 2022 that we believe are probable to collect and are reasonably estimable. Although we believe these estimates are reasonable, actual results could differ from these estimates.