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PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land
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Growing up in the 1970s, Charles Chidester would often find old rail spikes from the abandoned Northern Electric trolley line that bisected the family farm.Dairy cows grazed over the right-of-way…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapper Dec 3, 2013.

Marcellus Shale: Giant Well Parade In Susquehanna County
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Trapper replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"Mark do you happen to know gas price at the time of this estimate? Did Penn State also say what percentage of gas in place was considered recoverable? Thanks."
Dec 3, 2013
mark ayers replied to Mike Kaschak's discussion 'Chesapeake selling unused Leases, Wyo, Susq, Sull'vn Counties (Luz?); Now what??'
"Received a certified letter form CHK today asking for consent to assign our lease to Southwestern. Our lease allows for this, but we have to be contacted so we know who owns our leases.  It asks for a response in 15 days or a non…"
May 6, 2013
mark ayers replied to Mike Kaschak's discussion 'Chesapeake selling unused Leases, Wyo, Susq, Sull'vn Counties (Luz?); Now what??'
"Drilling down, but gas industry here to stayBY DAVID FALCHEK (STAFF WRITER)Published: May 2, 2013 http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/drilling-down-but-gas-industry-here-to-stay-1.1483113 "
May 2, 2013
mark ayers replied to Roger Pyle's discussion 'Southwestern Energy Buys 162,000 Acres From Chesapeake for $574/Acre'
"Yes, I would guess sometime in 2010 we noticed it in the courthouse, I don't remember CHK actually notifying us. "
Apr 29, 2013
mark ayers replied to Roger Pyle's discussion 'Southwestern Energy Buys 162,000 Acres From Chesapeake for $574/Acre'
"The acreage in Lackawanna county was part of the Wyoming county land owers group  (39,000 total) that CHK leased in oct 2009, I dont know of any other leases by CHK in this county. Chk paid $5,750.00 and 20%, and did a JV with Statoil for about…"
Apr 29, 2013
mark ayers replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"At the beginning of this play in N E Pa. Penn State U claimed that there was $500,000.00 worth of recoverable gas per acre in the Marcellus Shale, so at 20% that would be $100,000.00 per. We are in N E Lackawanna county and nothing been drilled down…"
Apr 28, 2013
wyalusing jim replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"mark, i'm glad you like the numbers, i certainly do too. but would you mind verifying them? if you get royalties now, run your numbers and see what you come up with, that's what i did when my checks started coming. if you dont get checks,…"
Apr 28, 2013
wyalusing jim replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"in most cases with township and state roads, the landowners own to the center of the road. the road is just a right of way across the property. i think some interstates and other major highways may be different. but i'd betya that if your land…"
Apr 28, 2013
william george allison replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"you are right when i got my land serveyed they went fron the center of the road good point who does get the royalties from unclaimed and repo property?"
Apr 28, 2013
william george allison replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"i think you are right i read a post on here where Aubrey mclendon of chk said an acre is worth 35000$ and they give us a couple thousand an acre and they still want to deduct from our royaltys"
Apr 28, 2013
mark ayers replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"They (the state) took 50ft. or so along one edge of my property and thats what the deed shows, so when I leased thats what I got paid for. If I dont get paid on the gas and the state don't get paid, then I guess the the driller would keep the…"
Apr 28, 2013
brat replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"MA; I don't know about you, but I pay property taxes to the center of the road, state and township...therefore I get the royalties under the road."
Apr 28, 2013
mark ayers replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
" I like your numbers wj. To go one step further, and i have asked this before, who owns the rights under state roads and how long before the State thinks of this..."
Apr 28, 2013
wyalusing jim replied to mark ayers's discussion 'PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land'
"great article! i wondered when that old trolley line would be sorted out. and there's more than just the land/mineral dispute in that article. this: "How much is an acre worth in royalties? According to a MarcellusGas.org, under a standard…"
Apr 28, 2013
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PPL battles homeowners over drilling royalty checks on forgotten land

Growing up in the 1970s, Charles Chidester would often find old rail spikes from the abandoned Northern Electric trolley line that bisected the family farm.Dairy cows grazed over the right-of-way that hadn't seen a trolley car since 1931. In places, the rail bed stretched under a lush tunnel of trees that young Charles would walk to get around Brooklyn Twp."We thought it was ours," he said.The families of several property owners have used the forgotten rail bed for generations. But an heir to…See More
Apr 28, 2013
mark ayers replied to Ron Eiselstein's discussion '"Frank Dux/does he hurt GMS/USA?"'
"I'm with you craig, I no longer recommend this site to people, but I think (hope) this to will pass... "
Apr 17, 2013

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