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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Thank you.  I somehow copy/pasted the wrong url.  Will repost with the correct one.

I had a credit card company whose new bill sometimes arrived before the current payment was due. I was running late, grabbed the envelope up, stamped it, and put it in the mailbox. It had been dark and I had mistaken the printed postage-paid square in the upper right corner of the new bill envelope for the put-stamp-here square of the payment envelope.

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From PA DEP online well production numbers for Tioga County, PA - October, 2018

== Regulatory inactive horizontal unconventional wells ==

CHARLESTON VANDERGRIFT 290-2H SWEPI
CHATHAM BIESER V 833-2H SWEPI
CHATHAM SHOWALTER 822-3H SWEPI
COVINGTON TORPY VAN ORDER 574-3H SWEPI
DEERFIELD DOAN J 870 5H SWEPI
DEERFIELD SCHEIBLE P 898-5H SWEPI
DELMAR BROADBENT C 466 5H SWEPI
DELMAR BROWN 425-1H SWEPI
DELMAR COOLIDGE 464-5H SWEPI
DELMAR STEHMER 420-1H SWEPI
DELMAR WILLARD 419-1H SWEPI
DELMAR WILLARD 419 26H SWEPI
ELK THOMAS 3H SWEPI
ELK THOMAS 4H SWEPI
ELK TRACT 839 815 1H SWEPI
ELK TRACT 839 815 3H SWEPI
FARMINGTON SANCHIS M 1129-5H SWEPI
GAINES PIERSON 810 2H SWEPI
GAINES PIERSON 810 4H SWEPI
GAINES PIERSON 810 7H SWEPI
GAINES PIERSON 810 8H SWEPI
GAINES TRACT 839 815 2H SWEPI
GAINES TRACT 839 815 4H SWEPI
GAINES TRACT 856 822 1H SWEPI
GAINES TRACT 856 822 2H SWEPI
JACKSON ALLEN 264 1H REPSOL
JACKSON BREWER 258-1H SWEPI
JACKSON TOLBERT B 263 1H SWEPI
LAWRENCE DRAKE 274-6H SWEPI
LIBERTY EAST POINT FISH& GAME CLUB 726-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY GUILLAUME M 714E-5 ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY GUILLAUME S 715E-4H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY GUILLAUME S 715E-6H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY GUILLAUME S 715W 715W-2H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY KOHLER 2H SWN PROD CO LLC
LIBERTY TAYLOR M 718E-5H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY TAYLOR M 718E-6H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY TAYLOR M 718W-2H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
MIDDLEBURY CHAPPELL D 855-5H SWEPI
RICHMOND BIELSKI 628-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND COLE R 495-6H SWEPI
RICHMOND COURTNEY H 255-2H SWEPI
RICHMOND FISH 301-1V 6H SWEPI
RUTLAND OLDROYD 509-5H SWEPI
RUTLAND PHILLIPS W 504-2H SWEPI
RUTLAND PHILLIPS W 504-5H SWEPI
SULLIVAN APPOLD F 493-3H SWEPI
SULLIVAN APPOLD F 493-8H SWEPI
UNION FITCH 115-1H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION MILLER E 116-2V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION MILLER E 116E-10H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION MILLER E 116W-8H ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION SAWYER 376 5HS ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
WARD DCNR 587 002-03 REPSOL
WARD DCNR 587 02 004-04 REPSOL

== Regulatory inactive vertical unconventional wells ==

CHARLESTON BARBINE 2921V SWEPI
CHARLESTON BOROCH 477-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON HEMENWAY TSRC 1 38937 SWEPI
CHARLESTON HOTCHKISS 472-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON HUDSON 575-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON LOPATOFSKY 287-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON NEWLIN 4761V SWEPI
CHARLESTON PATTERSON 570-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON PROPHETA 288-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON REESE 289-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON SALEVSKY 335-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON SEVEM 474-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON SHELMAN 2911V SWEPI
CHARLESTON SIGNOR 566-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON SIGNOR 578-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON SMITHGALL 293-1V SWEPI
CHARLESTON WORDEN 571 1V SWEPI
CHATHAM KALKE 819-1V SWEPI
CHATHAM VIOLET BIESER REVOC LIV TR 833-1V SWEPI
COVINGTON FROST 573-1V SWEPI
COVINGTON HITESMAN 580-1V SWEPI
COVINGTON SIGNOR 583-1V SWEPI
COVINGTON ZIMMER 586-1V SWEPI
DEERFIELD BAKER 897-1V SWEPI
DEERFIELD DOAN 893-1V SWEPI
DEERFIELD EMPSON 899-1V SWEPI
DEERFIELD MURDOCK 862-1V SWEPI
DEERFIELD MY T B INV LLC 891-1V SWEPI
DEERFIELD WOOD 874-1V SWEPI
DELMAR ANTHONY 5641V SWEPI
DELMAR BAKER 128D SWEPI
DELMAR BROADBENT 466-1V SWEPI
DELMAR BUCKWALTER 429-1V SWEPI
DELMAR BUTLER 127D SWEPI
DELMAR CLARK 392-1V SWEPI
DELMAR CLEVELAND 616-1V SWEPI
DELMAR ERICKSON 423-1V SWEPI
DELMAR FULEIHAN 417-1V SWEPI
DELMAR HACKMAN 143D SWEPI
DELMAR HALTEMAN 6111V SWEPI
DELMAR HEATH 418-1V SWEPI
DELMAR HEGE 4261V SWEPI
DELMAR KENNEDY 137D SWEPI
DELMAR KLETTLINGER 294-1V SWEPI
DELMAR LANGE 447-1V SWEPI
DELMAR MARTIN 421-1V SWEPI
DELMAR MILLER 394-1V SWEPI
DELMAR STEVENS 142D SWEPI
DELMAR STICKLIN 610-1V SWEPI
DELMAR TOPF 4161V SWEPI
DELMAR VANVLIET 614-1V SWEPI
DELMAR WASKIEWICZ 445-1V SWEPI
DELMAR WEBSTER 549-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON BALDWIN 881-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON DAVIS 829-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON SANCHIS 1129-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON SCHIMMEL 830-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON STRATTON 885-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON SWAN 11221V SWEPI
FARMINGTON WEINER 882-1V SWEPI
FARMINGTON YOURGALITE 11191V SWEPI
LIBERTY GUILLAUME 715-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY INGALLS 710-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY MCNETT 708-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY SPENCER 729-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
LIBERTY TAYLOR 718-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
MIDDLEBURY BAUER 849-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY BUTLER 853-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY CRUTTENDEN 846-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY FISH 826-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY GEE832-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY HAMBLIN 860-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY KINNAN 845-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY M L MITCHELL TRUST 554-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY OWLETT 843-1V SWEPI
MIDDLEBURY TAFT 851-1V SWEPI
MORRIS HEYLER 748 1v ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
NELSON HARSELL 883-1v SWEPI
NELSON WOLFE 1114 1V SWEPI
OSCEOLA SORENSEN 876 1V SWEPI
OSCEOLA STANLEY 11061V SWEPI
OSCEOLA SYNNESTVEDT 878-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND BARTLETT 531-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND BENSON 130D SWEPI
RICHMOND BURT 518-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND CRITTENDEN 593 1V SWEPI
RICHMOND HAUSWIRTH 516-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND I G COVENEY REVOCABLE LVG TRUST 282-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND KUHL 529-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND SWINGLE 591-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND WESTBROOK 487-1V SWEPI
RICHMOND WOOD 496-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND BYRNE 510-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND CAMP NEVER TOO LATE 521-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND JENKINS 523-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND MCCLURE 527-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND SEELEY 524-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND STERLING 525-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND WOOD 512-1V SWEPI
RUTLAND WOOD 513-1V SWEPI
SHIPPEN CASCARINO 443-1v SWEPI
SHIPPEN HAZELTON 424-134 1V SWEPI
SHIPPEN WALKER 438-1V SWEPI
SHIPPEN YOUNG 431-1V SWEPI
SULLIVAN APPOLD 493-1V SWEPI
SULLIVAN BREON 492-1V SWEPI
SULLIVAN CLARK 486-1V SWEPI
SULLIVAN DEWEY HOLLOW GUN CLUB 601-1V SWEPI
SULLIVAN OLD POSSESSIONS HUNTING CLUB 485-1V SWEPI
SULLIVAN REDL 600-1V SWEPI
UNION COCHRAN 705-1v ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION GUINDON 706-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION HEUER 701-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION MILLER 116 ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION WESNESKI 724-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS
UNION YAGGIE 704-1V ROCKDALE MARCELLUS

According to the data, in Delmar Twp, that was true for only 2 of 89 entries.  

Thank you for posting this kind of information. I am the kind of person that likes to know how things work. Starting at about 8 years old, I took apart many old wind up clocks just to see how the many brass gears, hair springs and assorted parts were able to work together. 

Granddad Ladd 

It's very rare for anyone to sell gas into a daily market. Those are very volatile and you can get virtually nothing for your gas if the weather doesn't cooperate. Most companies sell their gas at a fixed price a month at a time, while some lock in all or part of their price for longer - either a season or calendar year or two. I suspect that Shell floats with the monthly index prices and basis on their pipelines. The monthly price always settles a few days before any month starts, so if prices go up during the month you look bad, and if they fall you look good. Shell looked good in December. And probably will look smart again in January relative to the daily prices.

Nice explanation Jack....thank you! And this is different from 'hedging'??

Hedging is something you do after you've already locked in the terms of your gas sales contracts. Futures contracts were designed to reduce price volatility and that's when their use deserves the term hedging, as in "hedging your bets". The same tools used for hedging can also be used to speculate on the price of gas, of course. Most hedges and hedge funds these days aren't strictly hedging. And a royalty owner shouldn't have their payments rise and fall with the outcome of a speculative hedge. That's the operator's gamble.

I prefer to see the prices paid to royalty holders stay close to the monthly NYMEX close plus or minus the basis for the production area. But before anyone asks for more details, there's no way to be sure what any operator is doing with their gas marketing just by looking at the prices on your statement. Gas marketing is much more complex than it was in the old days, and it's not easy for an outsider to backwards engineer a price or a strategy.

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