I spoke with Jeff Bailey today from the non-profit group ALOV that was so successful in April with their 60,000 acre lease of land in Columbiana, Carroll, Jefferson , Mahoning ,Stark, Tuscarawas,and Harrison Counties that was signed with Chesapeake. This was a $2250/acre, 17.5% Gross Proceeds royalty that was very landowner friendly. They are gathering landowner names/contact info to start a Belmont county group. This might be a good chance for us in Belmont to get a lease written for the benefit of us landowners and not the oil companies or middlemen. Their website is below.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]