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Pennsylvania Royalty Owners Find Advocate

by Elizabeth Alford on June 30, 2015

Mineral royalty owners in Pennsylvania are getting another chance for fair payments thanks to State Rep. Garth Everett, who re-introduced a bill that will make sure owners receive what they deserve. House Bill 1391 addresses complaints that gas companies are cheating leaseholders by charging exorbitant post-production fees for things such as processing and transporting gas. […]

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PA Prisons and Colleges May Lease Minerals

by Kenneth E. DuBose on October 21, 2011

Pennsylvania prisons and educational facilities may be granted the right to lease their minerals. Currently, only the conservation commission and the game commission benefit from mineral rights that sit atop the Marcellus Shale. The bill will broaden authority for oil & gas leasing on commonwealth lands. If a separate bill passes, the facilities will get […]

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In Pennsylvania, Is Natural Gas a Mineral?

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 26, 2011

In Pennsylvania, if the mineral rights have been severed it does not necessarily mean the natural gas rights were severed with it. A court in Susquehanna County hearing might change everyone’s perception completely. Pennsylvania state law does not explicitly define minerals as oil & gas. That means mineral owners who severed their rights and didn’t […]

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Allegheny Forest Drilling Ban Overturned by U.S. Court

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 23, 2011

A U.S. appeals court that has thrown out a ban on drilling in the Allegheny National Forest brought by the National Forest Service. The decision will allow for additional Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. A U.S. appeals court has thrown out a ban on drilling in the Allegheny National Forest in western Pennsylvania, concluding that […]

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CHK’s Aubrey McClendon Hails the Marcellus, Natural Gas, Fracking

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 15, 2011

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake spoke at a conference in Philadelphia last week and had several great statistics to share: Marcellus natural gas development generated $11 billion in value-added regional gross domestic product last year. That number will rise to $13 billion in 2011 and reach $17 billion in 2015. For our part, Chesapeake has 2.4 […]

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Hess Acquires Marquette Exploration’s Ohio Utica Shale Acreage

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 15, 2011

Hess announced the acquisition of 85,000 net acres in Ohio’s Utica Shale from Marquette Exploration for $750 million. For those keeping track, that’s over $8,800 per acre in counties that border Pennsylvania in east-central Ohio. This announcement is on the heals of a joint-venture with Consol Energy that gave the company 100,000 net acres for […]

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Range Resources executed an ethane sales contract with NOVA Chemicals at the conclusion of a successful open season for MarkWest’s and Sunoco’s Mariner West Project. The pipeline will transfer ethane from MarkWest facilities in southwest Pennsylvania to Marysville, Michigan and on to Sarnia, Ontario. First deliveries are expected some time early 2014. Finding suitable markets […]

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Severed Mineral Rights Mean Lengthy Title Search

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 31, 2011

Mineral rights ownership can be divided, divided again, and divided again just about as many times as you can say divided. There’s no simplicity in tracing back mineral ownership. It can take an hour, days, months or even years to track down the proper owners and the percentage of ownership that person has can be […]

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OH – PA – WV Want Shell Ethane Cracker

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 30, 2011

An ethane cracker that is proposed by Shell will be built in the Marcellus Shale region of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The petrochemical plant will be a major development for whichever state Shell chooses. You can bet those states are competing as we speak. For mineral owners, this adds value to hydrocarbons beneath your property by […]

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Marcellus Shale Gas Recoverable Reserves | USGS

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 25, 2011

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). These gas estimates are significantly more than the last USGS assessment of the Marcellus Shale in the […]

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