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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: South Western, PA.
Re: Gas well in my back yard
The mineral rights, gas, coal, etc, if sold would be recorded at the county. Most county recorder of deeds would be helpful enought to help you through the process of locating who owns the rights. Normally if you can provide them with previous owners, deeds, or your neighbors name that claims to own the rights, they could likely help you out. Your other option is to have an attorney do the work for a fee, but if your willing to spend a little time doing some research in the recorder of deeds office, you can likely get the information yourself.
On a side note, you might have a hard time getting any information from the gas company. Particularly if your not involved in the deal. I am guessing that if they did not contact you about your gas rights at this point and the well is going in on top of your property, then you probably don't own the rights. But it never hurts to look into the matter.