We have a lease, which involves 2 wells in Bradford County. We are looking to see if there are others here who have a lease that states "No Deductions," and who have ended up specifically with Anadarko taking deductions. Cameron at Anadarko Customer Relations told us they do not care what the lease says, it is their practice to take deductions. I spoke with their legal department and they said they can take deductions even though our lease says they cannot. Our only recourse is legal action. I know the people with Rosenbloom or Friendsville leases have that No Deduction clause. Are there any of you on here, or any others with a No Deduction clause and who are having Anadarko take deductions, and have you joined a lawsuit that exists? If not, how can we get others together to take on Anadarko in court? Anadarko lost a big lawsuit in Texas in June 2015 for doing the same thing.
Chesapeake, StatOil and Mitsui are honoring the No Deductions clause and have been outstanding to deal with. THis issue is for those with Anadarko.
Is your "no deduction" language part of a 'market enhancement' clause? In Bradford County Pa.there are at least 2 major challenges being legally brought against all 4 of the companies you named.You might wish to check out the status of current suits against CHK as well as the others.
A most interesting post. Please keep us informed as you go.
No market enhancement clause in the lease
You hit on the key words, "morally right."
I have looked at the PA cases and they did not have the "no deductions" clause. Without that clause, they would have their out.
Chesapeake, StatOil and Mitsui abided by this provision. Anadarko realizes they are wrong on this, that is why they asked what settlement we wanted.
The thing that really bothers me is before we received any payments Anadarko warned us how unscrupulous Chesapeake was. They stated, Anadarko is unlike Chesapeake, they follow good "Christian" principles. Then, the payments come and Chesapeake is outstanding to deal with and Anadarko plays the, lets get all we can from the landowner manipulation. But... then again, that is how too many "Christians" act today (to their shame and to the shame of their God). (And by the way, I am a minister, so that may be why Anadarko told me they were good Christians. I am of tyhe understanding saying such a thing and not abiding by it is , using the name of the Lord Thy God in vain... hmmm... I remember reading that in the 10 commandments)
Still waiting to see, is there anyone on here with one of the Rosenbloom or Friendsville leases who has a well which involves Anadarko. We are looking for people in Bradford County, PA. to join us in a lawsuit against Anadarko to stop them from abusing us landowners.
There are currently a few suits involving Anadarko and others. Have you checked McDonald's suit and MacNamara's suit?