"I don't know exactly what you're asking for. The original deed you reference in "early American deed writing" is scribed in metes and bounds which is still the legal way to describe land in what was colonial Virginia and…"
"You can tell which companies are poorly managed and which ones are not. It is a shame what some of these companies have done. In the last few years I came across plenty of men who were all hat and no cattle."
"They could be drilling in the other direction from your property. I don't know which company this is...but most directional layouts in the Marcellus run north south at 340 degree azimuth strike. You can probably eyeball...stand facing north and…"
"some speculated this would happen. They're were mostly frowned upon. In 2008 the major Appalachian players were still reluctant to invest in the unconventional shale plays. The transmission companies were just as reluctant. If the traditional…"
"WV law favors a partition in kind. Yes, mineral interest are sold all the time at courthouse steps. These are tax sales, I was unaware that partitioned property was sold at the courthouse steps. If it is I stand corrected. I don't know how…"
"One cannot lose their mineral rights unless the taxes are not paid. That's a misconception. Hold outs cannot be legally sold.. not in West Virginia. If this goes to court more than likely what would occur is the 130 acres of minerals would be…"
"There are 4 phases to the Keystone Pipeline project. All but phase 4 are complete. Phase 1 and 2 have the capacity to transport 590,000 barrels per day. Phase 3 has the capacity to transport 700,000 barrels per day. I do not know the exact proposed…"
"More than likely it is just a coincidence. It's either they couldn't lease or acquire all the acreage to create a larger unit, they couldn't get all the heirs to agree upon a large enough pooling agreement therefore they had to split…"
"This is fairly common. It goes back to the Standard Oil Days. You'll find leases like this in western WV, Southwest PA and eastern Ohio. Natural gas was a nuisance back In the day and companies like Penzoil only wanted the oil...so if they hit…"
"I believe you are looking to sell outright your mineral rights. PA Joe's answer implies that you are interested in leasing your rights, which are already under lease. The tract is held by production from the…"
"Sorry for the delay responding. I think I know what is happening. I have seen division orders for units with a total of over a thousand heirs inside the unit. That means that all 1,000 heirs have to have language specific in the…"
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