Pennsylvania Mineral Rights

Pennsylvania Mineral Rights have a rich history all the way back to 1859 in Titusville, PA when the first successful oil well was drilled in America. The Drake well was drilled by Colonel Edwin L. Drake. More recently, the most active oil and gas formation providing value for Pennsylvania mineral rights has been the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale gas play has become economically viable with the introduction of horizontal drilling techniques along with advances in hydraulic fracturing.

Top Gas Producing Counties in Pennsylvania

  • Armstrong County
  • Clearfield County
  • Crawford County
  • Fayette County
  • Indiana County
  • Jefferson County
  • McKean County
  • Mercer County
  • Westmoreland County
  • Venango County

Oil and Gas Companies Active in Pennsylvania

  • Chesapeake Energy
  • CNX Gas
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Range Resources
  • XTO Energy

Pennsylvania Mineral Rights Links

Pennsylvania Geological Survey: Oil and Gas Resources:

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners. Start here if you’re a newbie.
  • Marcellus Shale Pennsylyvania –  Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in PA.