The surface owner does.
My "split estate" deed says the surface land owner "owns plow deep" and I own the rest.
Obama got a larger share than Corbett. He needs to pay for the free phones 'n stuff.
How does it work in the State of Ohio?
Does anyone have info on this?
Many folks are selling the surface (house, barns etc) but retaining below ground rights,
ALSO..what doe this post have to do with free cell phones. Can we keep the topic answers to what this site is meant for. Thx
A lot depends on the actual text used to describe how the minerals were severed. You can state anything up to 500 feet below the surface belongs to the surface owner, for instance. (that makes it easier to sell the surface).
....Obama seems to have rented out space in most of the GOP brains, they can't help it, they got Obama on the mind, all the time.
It depends how it is worded in the deed, who/what is the pipeline is for (gathering line or unrelated transport), and if the payment is for the "right" to lay a pipeline, or for "damages" to the surface. Read the deed, get a title search and a lawyer.