Some true,some hearsay...Aubrey is looking for a site to build his regional office with a Cambridge address. Aep Utica is looking to drill a well behind the General store in Old Washington,early feb. .AEP is drilling now in Harrison co. Rice will be moving their big rig from Belmont co. to daddy Shugerts well in Old Washington,soon. Bluegrass Pipeline coming thru the county this year. Compressor station for Antero's well below Senecaville is ready to fire up any day. Gulfport is sending rigs to Guernsey soon. EQT is wanting to drill 21 new wells in Guernsey this year. Carrizo has 2 pads built,ready to roll. Cheasapeake,all of a sudden,likes Guernsey,better than Carroll. The company wanting to build an apartment complex at the I-77/Rt.22 site has agreed to help finance a sewer plant needed at that site& Coventry Estates. Motel to be built across from Pilot on the hill almost ready to roll. Some landowners near Quaker City are getting offers of $13,400. per acre to sell their Mineral rights. Any other tidbits are welcome. You hear things from credible sources that may not even be true,but you be the judge.
I would double check the wording of your lease: it may have it stated that in order to be released, you must submit your request in writing.
There are no provisions in the contract stating the release must be requested in writing. The Lessee may elect to not pay the rental and allow the Lease to terminate without liability. The Eclipse rep I spoke with yesterday indicated the release would be processed at expiration date of the contract. I went through the same process with Gulfport by just making a phone call and they processed the release right away. I suspect Eclipse will do the same.