Just curious...

     I am in Liberty township and a few months ago got an offer to buy my royalties for 1500 to 1800 per acre, but they would do a more in-depth look if I was serious which "mite change the numbers" slightly....even tho I am not drilled or receiving any royalties ..talked to a landsman rite b4 I contacted them and he advised caution as there will be "significant" activity in my area in the "near future"....how about it, anybody else get an offer or hear anything or see any activity here in Tioga Co. ?

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Thanks Becky!


I'd check with NARO - Pennsylvania for advice.  Jackie Root is local, has been active since T/BR days.


It seems almost certain that cng-powered passenger vehicles are never going to happen in the US. But electric-powered cars have gained some niche popularity. (Perhaps because the focus has been on performance vehicles?) Batteries have been improved, but there has been no break-through (yet).  

The negative impact of pollution from motor vehicles on human health and the enviroment was recognized and address before climate change became an issue.

I don't understand why (some) PA land owners are hyper-ventilating about NY's present fracing ban - particularly those in the Northern Tier.  More competition would be a "good thing"??  (Tioga Cty NY is closer to Boston than Tioga Cty PA.) 

This doesn't consider the fact that the negative impacts of unconventional gas development are not limited to the leased property.  It would have been short-sighted for NYS to ignore the effort that has gone into developing the Finger Lakes area and jump on the shale gas band wagon. 

Who, me?  <grin>

I was born in Geneva New York. But when I was about 15 years old my family moved back to my father's childhood home in Tioga county Pennsylvania.  I do have conflicting feelings about the fingerlakes area (My early stomping grounds!) Yes many changes have been made but many things are still the same. 

Gas wells,  pipeline right of ways, will change the beautiful fingerlakes area permanently. People who live there and families that have had a great deal of making the fingerlakes  area such a beautiful area and vacational  attraction do not want to see  their properties ripped apart for huge well pads and pipeline right of way.  There is always the chance of accidental blowouts and vast contamination of the lakes themselves.

Is it really worth it to have this beautiful area possibly ripped to a desolate oil and gas well covered scene and the beautiful  lakes themselves ruined and possibly turned into huge sewers? 

Accumulating huge bank accounts are hardly worth destroying the natural and wonderful fingerlakes area

Granddad Ladd

As a little kid Seneca lake was a great place to spend an afternoon swimming and picnicking.  But then I recall Dad saying that we could no longer swim there because of lake water pollution. I was a very small boy, probably less then ten years old. 

It was then when we went to a place on Keuka lake late in the afternoon on weekends to have a cookout and a few hours of paddling in the water.  This was before I was 15 years old. The area was somewhere down between the thump extention and the main part of the lake.

Granddad Ladd

We have a vineyard on Bluff Point, and I admit that I hate knowing that all the toxic chemicals we use to protect the grapes go straight into the lake every time it rains. To be honest, I'd rather have a gas well every three or four miles than use those chemicals which can't be recaptured once they've been sprayed onto the vines. That being said, I'[m not sure that the profitable Marcellus or Utica extend very far into New York. The only area I really like is southern Steuben County for Utica, and that's a place that could use the extra cash since it's not a big tourist destination.


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