I am dealing with 4 separate O/G companies with partial interests in the same well.The original drilling company was/is CHK, who later sold out partial interests to 3 others. 2 of the companies involved are taking deductions based upon  their interpretation of the 'Market Enhancement" clause, and 2 are not based upon their interpretation of my particular lease which specifically excludes such deductions. 4 sets of attorney's with totally different interpretations! There is need for clarity to ensure accurate interpretations under the law. Perhaps the law, or lack of it, requires some looking at. Does anyone else see the need for this?

On a different but related point, the royalties are figured on the production numbers supplied by the O/G companies. The State and Municipalities receive their share based upon those numbers. What independent entity is in place to make sure that the numbers being reported are indeed correct? To my knowledge, there is none. I'd appreciate anyone clarifying this for me.



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Which state are you in? This is a very important situation you are describing.

Dear Fang,Nancy & Matt,

Thank you for your input.Nancy, State of Penn.-Matt-thanks for the tip-Fang, perhaps, unless there can be shown that there is an active attempt to deceive.


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