WV Legislature Panel on NatGas Dev Meets Tuesday, Forced Pooling?The West Virginia Legislature has appointed a new Joint Committee on Natural Gas Development, composed of Senators and Delegates, to…Continue
"House Bill 4268, the forced-leasing bill, will be on its second reading during the House Floor Session today at 11:00 am. You can watch or listen to that session on the West Virginia Legislature’s website here.
This bill, which many people,…"
"I was just curious I live in Ohio were we have force pooling but we still have a right to negotiate a fair offer. Force pooling in my opinion should be after all fair and reasonable offers are turned down. What is fair and reasonable is obliviously…"
"It's not cotenancy I'm necessarily opposed to but but the way the bill is written so that a land owner(one that oil companies are supposedly unable to find) or mineral owner has no bargaining power also oil companies can hold rights and…"
"Do those of you opposed to force pooling think its fair for one or two people to hold up a whole unit because they refuse to sign? What about all the others in the unit that want to sell their gas and oil? Sometimes a landowner might be smack in a…"
"I am in agreement that our property rights should be protected.
While this legislation would make some royalties available to owners that would otherwise be unavailable to them, the real influence is from the energy lobby. I don't…"
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"Co-Tenancy" Bill Advances Without Changes, Public Hearing Possible Wednesday
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Last week the House Energy Committee…"
"On Wednesday, February 7th, there will be a public hearing on HB 4268 in the House Chamber of the Capitol building in Charleston. This bill, written by out-of-state gas companies, is called “co-tenancy,” but it’s simply Forced…"
Dwayne O'Dell: Don't give away the farm (Daily MailWest Virginia stands on the verge of an expected new boom in the oil and natural gas industry that could bring much-needed economic development to the state.The West Virginia Farm Bureau welcomes that development, as long as it does not come at the expense of private property rights.However, we worry that some legislators seem to believe the only way to provide for West Virginia’s future is by…See More
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