Posts Tagged ‘lease’
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Royalty Rip-off

Around the country, landowners are suing Chesapeake and other drillers for massive deductions from royalty checks.
PETER GORMAN
Donald Feusner used to be a dairy farmer. His 370 acres of land in northeast Pennsylvania border New York state in a gloriously lush area. In 2011, when his farm was no longer profitable, he sold off his herd and retired to wha...


Leasing Our Lives Away

Jerry Lobdill
So you’ve signed a gas lease. Congratulations: You’ve been taken for a fool. Certain material facts were kept from you that, had you known them, likely would have made you throw the contract in the trash where it be...



Fine-Print Purgatory

SARAH PERRY
A mirror may be the best place for Willie Regan to find someone to blame for his current predicament. He says XTO Energy took control of his property in Mosier Valley through deceit – but he also admits that trusting an o...


Worth the Paper They’re Written On

DAN MCGRAW
A little more than a year ago, the Barnett Shale gravy train was shooting through North Texas at blinding speeds. Even while some residents were accusing the city council of surrendering Fort Worth’s future and environmen...



Paper Promises

Some North Texas landowners found out their gas leases were just hot air.
Peter Gorman
While the Barnett Shale may be one of the largest natural gas plays in the United States, causing a frenzy among drillers and making millionaires out of many a small rancher in several North Texas counties, at least one group o...