"The gas companies can hold your lease in a pooling unit, if your lease provides for it, for either an indefinite or defined term (in your lease). After a time, generally a year the companies have to pay you a shut-in royalty. In my case the lease…"
"Royalty checks can vary company to company. Lease to lease. Different things are allowed to be deducted from your royalty check in the way of post production costs. Different companies deduct different things, in most cases there is no way to verify…"
"You can ask for it to be limited, but when they bring the rigs there they want to utilize them as quickly as they can so they can move to the next spot. From what I have experienced the industry sems to like to work more at night, at least for…"
"My only comment is the landowner should review his lease agreement and then speak with the company. Just because you may own the land - does not mean it may be safe to be on-site while heavy equipment is working at the site. Also - this is another…"
"First check with the company your leased with. It seams to me that to get info you need a go- to person.
I have call from time to time over the past year and have some info but no real time line. I don't live on my land
In Bradford so I'm…"
I have just been notified by a Landowner that is having an impoundment pond put on his property that the workers have been directed not to discuss anything with them with regards to the construction of the pond. I would like to know what everyone else thinks about this. They are also attempting to restrict his access to the site. Please give me your thoughts?
"My suggestion would be for said landowner to call directly to the company with who he/she leased. In the past I have spoke with landowners who have experienced this problem. There are numerous reasons for this, one of them being the persons…"
"There is no reason to assume that we are NOT educated--whether you are a landman, landowner, mineral owner, gas driller, or metal worker. There is also no reason to be combative or defensive. No need for a response as this is off-topic.
Back to the…"
"Yes sir, I agree that we are all entitled to our opinion, that is why I stated mine as well. Not only am I a landman, I but I do have a producing well on the land I live (on which the drill site is located) and am a mineral owner as well, so I am on…"
"Unfortunately, there is validity to Peacegirl's post. And as a landowner with a lease and land within a production unit--I speak from experience. I have also followed many of the court cases and decisions made by the various levels of PA's…"
"Peacegirl, the information you have stated is simply not true. Please, before you make such harsh statements, it would be better for everyone involved to get all of your facts straight. Not all oil companies are bad and if you believe that they are,…"
"This is standard for the gas industry. If the lease doesn't specifically say that the gas company MUST divulge this information to the landowner, then I believe they can withhold the information with impunity. I believe gas companies interpret…"
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