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Pennsylvania Bill Affects Mineral Owners Right to Negotiate

September 14, 2017

Pennsylvania legislators are considering a bill that threatens longstanding principles of property law that could hinder mineral rights owners. North Dakota’s Complex Mineral Rights Issues Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 453, a budget bill with a provision in a Pennsylvania that might make it harder for landowners with depleted oil and […]

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North Dakota’s Complex Mineral Rights Issues

August 28, 2017

A controversial oil and gas drilling project in North Dakota highlights the complex mix of private, state and federal mineral rights on tribal lands. Related: North Dakota Fighting for Millions in Royalties Within one week’s time, the federal government halted and then allowed drilling on a series of wells near Lake Sakakawea in Mountrail County, North […]

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Pennsylvania Tries Again to Clarify Royalty Deductions

August 11, 2017

Pennsylvania legislator introduces legislation aimed at increasing fairness and transparency for landowners who receive natural gas royalties. Pennsylvania Considers Minimum Royalties Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) introduced House Bill 1708 today that defines post-production costs and acceptable deductions allowed by oil and gas producers. The bill is the latest attempt by lawmakers to amend the Oil and Gas Lease […]

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Louisiana Fights to Keep Royalties

July 31, 2017

Louisiana pushes back against a Trump initiative to take away more of the state’s oil and gas royalties. Royalty Payments: Who’s Getting Rich? In his 2018 federal budget, President Trump is proposing to eliminate the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which provides critical funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration. These funds come from the state’s […]

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Royalty Payments: Who’s Getting Rich?

July 24, 2017

Lots of people are getting rich from oil and gas royalties and Washington is getting its share. Related: North Dakota Fighting for Millions in Royalties Receiving royalties from oil and gas activity can be lucrative. An estimated $22 billion was paid out in royalties to private mineral rights owners in 2013. A new study by the Government […]

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Tennessee Weighs Executive Order on Oil and Gas Activity

July 20, 2017

Tennesee is paying close attention to a new executive order that paves the way for more oil and oil and gas extraction in the state’s National Parks. North Dakota Fighting for Millions in Royalties In March, President Trump signed an order that required federal agencies to review or rescind policies that ‘burdened’ the development of […]

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North Dakota Fighting for Millions in Royalties

July 15, 2017

Oil and gas companies and industry leaders are in a dispute with North Dakota officials over improper deductions on royalties owed to the state. Who Owns Mineral Rights Under North Dakota Lake? The North Dakota Department of Trust Lands wants to collect millions of dollars in oil and gas royalties that it believes were improperly withheld by oil and […]

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Oklahoma Law to Add Jobs & Generate Royalties

June 28, 2017

A new Oklahoma law means more money for royalty payments and greater protection for oil and gas producers in the state. Own mineral rights in Oklahoma? Join the discussion. Last month, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 867 into law, which expands laws for horizontal drilling.  Also known as the Oklahoma Energy Jobs Act of […]

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Mineral Owners Win Against ConocoPhillips

June 21, 2017

Texas mineral owners win a huge judgment against ConocoPhillips for lost mineral royalties. Related: Mineral Rights Litigation Swells Across Country Leon and Minerva Ramirez have been fighting for their rightful share of the mineral royalties from their family land for over seven years. ConocoPhillips had been extracting oil and gas from the family’s land since 1995 […]

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Methane Rules Stand

June 16, 2017

In a surprise move, the United States Senate has voted to keep Obama’s methane ruling. Related: EPA: Tougher Methane Emissions Approved Last month, key Republicans joined Democrats to uphold the power granted to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Obama Administration to regulate some the oil and gas activity. The BLM had been granted the authority to […]

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