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Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink.

Whoever thought that our next great industry would be selling water?
Drilling Firm Wants C'Town's Water  
By Tom Grace, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. An out-of-state energy firm is looking to buy Cooperstown's water and use it for natural-gas exploration in the town of Maryland. The village of Cooperstown Water Board is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m.
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Living in Texas may be the place! First oil and now gas at up to $30,000 an acre.

Five East Side Fort Worth neighborhood and homeowners associations have signed a natural gas drilling lease agreement with Fort Worth-based XTO Energy Inc. that will pay a record $25,000 signing bonus per mineral-acre. Read more...
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Natural Gas Leasing - Understand what you are signing!

So... The landman has plopped down a natural gas lease agreement on the table and is offering you more money per acre than you paid for the farm itself! What to do? Start acquiring infomation about what it is that he/she is asking of you. Read More....

Compulsory Integration What is it? How does it work? Why is it important that I know?

From the Department of Environmental Conservation for those of us who still don’t completely understand well spacing and compulsory integration, here s a wonderful link that explains it its complete detail.

Here are the answers that you have been looking for: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/1590.html

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Landowners Link Arms for Leases

Traditionally in the oil patch there’s a letter in the mail or a landman knocking on your door if you have land and/or mineral rights a company wants to lease for drilling.

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Why leases read "oil and gas" and not just "gas"...

I always felt that it was strange the the leases presented by the Gas companies always asked for all mineral rights and they started out as a gas and oil lease? I thought why oil? We don't have any oil here. Then I remembered the many times I would go to my pond and see a rainbow of what looked like oil on top of the water. Being curious by nature, I began to research it.
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There are 194,500 acres represented in the Coalition as of 8/18/2010. The latest gas offers in New York State are $3000/acre with 20% royalties.

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