Check with your neighbors and see who owns their leases. Is there any companies drilling in your area? The price of gas has slowed down the mad rush to lease but in this area the companies drilling are still willing to lease.
chesepeake offered me 20% royolity but no upfront bonus i said no .southwestern has to wait for the new budget #s. id like to sign a lease but may be too late .the guy matt from chesepeake wasnt ver y helpful and didnt seem to wanna be bothered . the southwestern guy seems good so im waiting for a response
Chesapeak was here yesterday explained how they were going to put in a pad soon and how they were going to approach it.
They have had a stake marked out on us since about March this is the first time they had approached us and had my dad sighn papers.Hope it don't hurt to much..
There seems to be a lot of activity in the drilling industry up here but not many jobs for the local people from what i hear most of the better paying jobs are filled by experenced people that come with the drilling companies.
That was my fear when there compnaies came in. They promised all the jobs but the guys that came in were full of Texas draws and southern yang. What about the local worker. Even it it is doing a laborers job ,it's a [censored] job. Sad to see, very.
Bud George has a hb1489 to tax the drillers and set aside the money to redress the problem of poisoned wells. Clinton County drillers were fined because the cleanup done on the water used in the fracking process still contained poisons and was dumped in a part of the Susquehanna watershed. I drink that in my faucet in Swatara Twp. outside of Harrisburg. My grandkids drink well water in Blair and Fulton Counties. The Fracking process is deletrious to our water table. We can not seek redress for problems due to the Energy Bill passed in 2006 that has the Halliburton Loophole. Guess who is coming to the Lycoming Mall at the invitation of Rep. Garth Everett and Sen. Eugene Yaw on Sept. 15th to hire about 560 people to work under subcontracts to the drillers who have permits... Yep, Halliburton who does not have permits. I hope you all can deal with their security teams from Xe or the old Blackwater. It is not just about noise, the critters need chemical free water (not just some soap bubbles in this waste water) just as much as you and I need it.
percentage wise, a lot higher percentage of farmers had their income significantly boosted from gas lease money, not to mention the wells.
i think that jj will agree that that is both a good and bad thing for area farming. it's a good thing that most farmers will get enough money to retire from this,,but a bad thing that it will certainly mean a lot less actual farmers in bradford county.
we'll just have to deal with a bunch of rich retired farmers
meanwhile, don't worry about us truckers, we'll just keep working hard 7 days a week till we die