have ten acres on Straw cutter road near keiser lane. This land was my mothers but she sinced passed away. She was approached by two companys before she died but she never leased it. I know everyone around this property has leases but ours. Can anyone give me advice who to contact to Lease (Williams). Thanks Don
The gas co. employee's definitely drive like maniacs. I think most of them are sub contractors though.
I have to agree with Carol, I would much rather see gas wells than more houses. I moved to Derry so I could get away from all the housing plans in the suburbs.
I don't think Derry is going to have as big a problem as you think with people concerned about their property taxes. If anything it will be to keep them from going up. When people start receiving nice royalty checks they are going to build bigger homes, and buildings, and additions to their houses which will bring in more tax revenue not less. Property values are going down almost everywhere in the country. I have not heard anyone say it is due to the gas wells.
Derry Township isn't as financially depressed as you think it is. Derry Boro maybe. The township just doesn't have the tax base that other areas have because it is so rural. I see a lot of nice houses with nice country surroundings in Derry.
Now, if I was a landowner who didn't own my gas rights, then I could see getting a little upset about things. It definitely makes it easier when you are receiving something in return.
I sure hope you are not replying to me because Williams DID admit that I lost my water due to their drilling - when I called them they explained exactly what happened and exactly when I lost my water. (I didn't know right away because I have a few hundred gallon storage tank and only realized it when that tank ran dry.) I am in complete support of the industry but I also know there have been problems and when the company is responsible, they usually volunarily take care of it. I also worked in the industry for a major gas and oil company and a large water transfer company - I have heard and seen what could happen. There are claims paid for damages that never get publicized in any way. However, the companies try to take care of any problems they cause.
I also agree that some wells around here probably had methane before this drilling even started. Almost all of Androstric road, Fairview lane, Uschak Road, etc. have been mined for coal. That's most likely where the methane is coming from - coal seams and coal mines.