Rich and Brad posted in the comments section regarding Range's leasing interest in Independence and Hopewell TWP's and I have heard of Range's interest in land in western Hanover TWP which is currently under a Chesapeake lease.

Any other news regarding Range's leasing activity and areas of interest?



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My neighbor called me today.  He has the farm next to ours.  We are in Hookstown, PA.  15050.  His lease expired 5 days ago.  Range contacted him to buy a lease.  Offer was $2,500.00 per acre and 17 %.  I think this is way too low !  It was for a 5 year contract only.   He was on his way to a meeting so this is all I could find out.  His lawyer told him this is a good offer.  I disagree and told him so.   He is with the bird in hand concept.  I think he will sign.  Very  Nice Family but Not Happy with his choice.  

Hi Nancy,
How many acres does he own?
Perhaps, you can request he at least negotiate to include a vertical Pugh Clause and a horizontal Pugh Clause.
Also, I would advise him to have a competent O&G attorney review the lease or he'll be kicking himself if he does not. He need not be in a hurry to sign; this is a generational contract that will most likely have this one opportunity to negotiate.

Thanks Todd... I just sent you this information in your message box.  I will call him tomorrow.  Not sure of the acres.  I will find this out tomorrow.  He has had the same lawyer for 3 years.  I don't know how competent he is.    Many Thanks and God Bless.

He owns over 100 acres.  He is afraid Range will just go around him if he does not sign.  I don't think so.  I wish him the Best !   I gave him the information Todd gave me.  Thanks Todd !  God Bless.

just my 2 cents for what its worth..i am no expert but I think that is not a bad offer right now.  that is the best I have heard around here in a while.  I know tons of people w expiring leases that would jump on that now!

Mark, I agree that it has been quite a while since any company has been in this of 151. I believe it is going to start happeniing in the Hookstown area with in the next 4yrs....I signed a year ago now for 2250.00 and 17% a lot better than I had before in lease terms..I hope that within the next 4 yrs something will happen..if not I'll sign for the 4th money...I would sign with RRC for half of what CHK was giving just to not have to deal CHK issues..just my thoughts... 

Gary, I was told by a very reliable source it will be Fall of  2016.  I guess we all shall see ?  Being patient....  is really getting old !   HA HA    Maybe this time frame just might be a Gift.... seeing what the price of gas and oil are now.  

I'm in Buffalo Twp. Washington county so you're a bit out of my "comfort zone".
Get a Competent Lawyer. RRC might reimburse legal fees at signing. Never hurts to ask.
I would try for 18% minimum that works out to ~12.5% after deductions. That 1% doesn't sound like much but over time it will add up. If you lease with RRC I would give it 98% that lease will be "forever".
So make sure that lease has all the "Bells and whistles". There is very little chance that there will be another opportunity for changes or another bonus in 5 years.

I leased with RRC and lease expires in 5 yr...17% and no deductions..pugh clause for min of 1/3 of property and realses the rest after lease term..not a great lease but not to bad one either..

You're welcome as always Nancy! :-) 

As you know, Range has interested competition from the Consol/Noble operated venture south of the Ohio River in their CONE Midstream Dedication Area.  Please let me know what interest your neighbor can conjure up from them and perhaps, EQT.

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Thanks & God Bless,





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