I have learned that alot of people in Ashland County have decided to form a group to get more bonus money for their lands. This is a good idea for lands that have some shale production and development history but since this is not a developed area I feel that to get this going there needs to be a compromise so that the companies that HAVE THE RESOURCES AND MONEY to develop this can get started. As you look at other parts of the country where these areas have developed many, many great economic upswings have occurred. Please consider getting together to reach a reasonable number for the bonus money so we can get this started or who knows the companies that are trying to do this may find other areas that can be leased at a reasonable amount and go there...WE HOPE NOT..
There is now an Ashland County group available.
Know anything particular about those results? Any new activity there?
John, I disagree with you on issues pertaining to compromising too easily with these companies. After all, it's on our land they want to do this. I've struggled to maintain my property, I've had hard times and almost lost it once. I, for one, will not surrender my rights so easily so that everyone else could make economic windfalls. It's my turn for a piece of the pie,as it were, and it won't come cheaply. You weren't there to help me with my struggles and now you want me to give up all my sweat (and tears) so that you can make more money at my expense? I don't see it happening. They ain't goin' nowhere. I've got gold they want. If they can't meet my price, then it's not worth it for them and it's not worth it for me. They can leave, but, I'll still be here, nothing gained, nothing lost. Sorry you won't profit off me. The only ones I feel for are the landowners that got raw deals with these companies.
Let's hope that Devon lost some of their "cheapness" and be willing to spend enough to make it worthwhile for all involved. I've always told the people I have spoken to that they shouldn't sign anything till results start coming out. Luckily, we aren't in any rush and are willing to wait it out. I thinks it's in the best interest of Devon to be able to come in to an area with people greeting them than cursing them.
You're right about that last part. Chesapeake has certainly spread some ill will with the way they handle their landowners here in my neck of the woods. It doesn't cost extra to be nice to people.