Shell (Swepi) is digging pipe lines through our property now. The boss told us last week that "within 1 yr. they will be out of the area." (SE Tioga Co.)
They basically drilled what they had to to lock in their leases & will sell that gas for now. Out of our 200+ ac., they locked us in w/ a 1 & 1/2 ac. corner in a unit!
Ouch ... I thought locking in 240 acres with 30 acres was bad.
Is your pipeline a gathering line for SWEPI's connection to the Tioga County Extension (TCE) of the Empire Pipeline? The connection point is at the NY/PA border in Jackson Twp. The TCE is scheduled to go into service at the end of this year and both SWEPI and Talisman are obligated to ship gas through it. In Jackson and Rutland Twps there are unit sites along the pipeline route where SWEPI has gone ahead and drilled all six wells rather than a single horizontal to hold leases. So it looks like at least some people will finally start getting some royalties next year.