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this could get interesting.....i bet a lot of people will be watching/listening
 

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this is a lawyers dream, and they will be the ones who benefit !
 

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Speaking as a chemist I can tell you that natural gas, which is mostly methane and some ethane, is not a mineral. Alkanes are gases which can also be liquified.
Minerals are compounds like talc, bauxite, calcite, tremolite, etc., solids. I hope the lawsuit stands but it probably won't due to wording issues in the deeds and past practice.
 

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Ok, so as it currently stands for PA law, if you own the "mineral" rights but not the "O&G" rights, do you still own the coal bed methane or does that go with the "O&G" rights even though it is produced from the coal seam?

I think that is the precedent they are trying to go after here.
 
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