I'm trying to get a sense for where the mineral owning community is today in terms of what are their frustrations and what are their needs?
Are these evolving or have they stayed essentially the same? I know there are the issues that remain the same, i.e. Royalty deductions etc, but what else is on your radar and what would you change? Either post below or email me at email@example.com.
The state rep's are in the pockets of the gas co's Vote em out is the only way for us to redeem the wrong that's been done to us for yrs.
ITS SAD THAT OUR OWN ELECTED PEOPLE RAPE THE LAND OWNER and we are the ones paying there salary Think about that. Leo S you hit the nail on the head
Someone has to pay for their campaigns. US politics in 2017 is a sad state of affairs.
hello keith-my frustration is with the landowners-the landowners who roll over and play dead like a big old opossum!folks in the rural areas said about this last pres. election that we could never put a pro fossil fuel pres. in the white house BUT WE DID.now ny is feeling the heat because our pres [like him or not]put a quorum on the ferc board.a quorum is 3 or more on the ferc board.now we may finally get the much needed constitution pipeline in which should help ne Marcellus prices big time.so here is my point ;fight for your rights at the national level,state level,county level,and even twp levels.it may take time,blood ,sweat ,and tears but little by little good things will happen!NEVER GIVE UP!![this post was meant to be an encouragement,also].
Ya all read it here 1st and earlier.
These issues are precipitated realities of earlier concerns - seems to me
Bad business practices should ya all ask me.
Land / Mineral Owners be aware.
Good luck to all.
Lori Huber: Is your lease in Washington County Ohio? And if so, which City is your property near? I have property near Grandview Township Ohio in Washington County and have never been approached to lease nor sell my rights.Thank you, Kevin
Thanks for promoting your website covering all the major shale plays. I have been involved with the Haynesville Play since 2006, and,my wife's' family has mineral holdings in the Marcellus. Both shale sites have been invaluable over the years, and have greatly enhanced my understanding of leases and the practices of oil and gas companies. Something I think that would be greatly beneficial, is the expanded coverage of "legal precedents" that have been decided by state upper courts, that will change/effect oil company practices, and lease requirements. I have just learned this past year of Texas court cases, which define language, which truly protects mineral owners from unjustified royalty deductions, where one would have thought the lease language alone would have sufficed, but, the oil companies made an end run on the issue, based on the prevailing idea, prevalent in Texas and Louisiana law, that holds gas and oil has "no market value" at the "well head" and only has value once the product is processed by the producer, I was amazed to hear how different some of the states, like West Virginia, where it has been legislated that the state is a "market product" state, where the operator should bear the expense of processing the raw gas and oil into a marketable product, theoretically anyway. But what it really boils down to is the basic principle of "contract law" the legal terms and agreements that the parties have agreed upon, regardless of what state they live in; the contract basically superseding the legislative motives that have been promoted. If more legal specialists could contribute, or, a forum format where the public could be alerted of big court decisions that effect how they would enter a lease, it would be great. Good luck to your continued success in promoting all the shale plays.