Drilling Down – Fighting Over Oil and Gas Well Leases – NYTimes.com

2 Dec

Americans have signed millions of leases allowing companies to drill for oil and natural gas on their land in recent years. But some of these landowners — often in rural areas, and eager for quick payouts — are finding out too late what is, and what is not, in the fine print.

Energy company officials say that standard leases include language that protects landowners. But a review of more than 111,000 leases, addenda and related documents by The New York Times suggests otherwise…

via Drilling Down – Fighting Over Oil and Gas Well Leases – NYTimes.com.

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