Consol Energy, who has the gas lease to my property, wants to drill marcellus horizontal on my property with 4 parallel legs (6,000 feet each leg) starting in 2012 (earliest date for drilling). I have an attorney looking into the matter, but want to know several things since I have little knowledge of this drilling. Aside from the attorney review, what should I be doing before signing the new lease documents? I have Consol preparing a map of my property to show precise drill location, road locations and pipeline locations. Has anybody been succussful in negotiating for higher than 12.5% royalty, although Consol says it is not currently negotiable? Has anybody been successful in negotiating for higher that $25,000 "land damage" payment (drill site is in open field, no trees), and what justification for higher? In short, what should I be considering if I sign approval papers to drill? After all, I have to live with my decision to drill with the land damage, etc, and my neighbors who simply have the horizontal legs of the Unit go under their property get the same royalty with no damage or wellheads to see. Seems like I should be able to negotiate for something more, but don't know what. One more question I'd like answered before I sign any papers. Consol estimates 5 million cu/ft/day from one leg. I own 1/4 of the surface acreage of the marcellus Unit (4 legs). What would my royalty estimate be? Thanks!