Posts by Kayla Young

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CBS/ProPublica documentary records surface owners’ W.Va. Supreme Court victory!
NewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young July 14, 2019
“Powerless: The High Cost of Cheap Gas”  the CBSN Originals & ProPublica documentary that  follows Beth Crowder and David Wentz through the recent WV Supreme Court case and win against EQT premiered on CBSN on July 14, 2019.   A report already appeared on the ProPublica website and the Charleston Gazette Mail on this case. A videographer […] More
Issues: Oil and GasWell pads
West Virginia Supreme Court rules for surface owners and WVSORO on well pads
DocumentNewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young June 19, 2019
A highly anticipated and hugely important West Virginia Supreme Court decision agrees with surface owners and WVSORO!  The Court ruled that a driller has no right to put a well pad on a surface owner if the well bore is going to go horizontally beyond the mineral tract under the surface owner and into neighboring mineral tracts.  Virtually all horizontal well bores start in the mineral tract under the surface owner, but then also go into neighboring mineral tracts.  So drillers now need the consent/agreement of the surface owner for virtually all wells pads for horizontal wells -- or the surface owner can just say "No". More
Issues: Horizontal wellsMarcellus shaleOil and GasWell pads
WV Surface Owners WIN BIG!
NewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young June 18, 2019
In a UNANIMOUS decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court on June 5 regarding Crowder & Wentz v. EQT Production, the court agreed that drillers and mineral owners have no right to use a surface owner’s land for well pads or roads etc. to develop minerals under neighboring mineral properties that do not underlie the surface owner’s land without the surface owner’s express permission. The Supreme court upheld the ruling previously made by Doddridge County Circuit Court, in a battle that we have been fighting for the past eight years. More
Issues: FrackingHorizontal wellsMarcellus shaleOil and GasWell pads
Spring 2019 Newsletter – Pre Supreme Court Decisions
DocumentNewsletter Kayla Young June 11, 2019
Click to download our 2019 Spring newsletter for advice and news for surface owners. More
Issues: Abandoned wellsFrackingHorizontal wellsMarcellus shalenewsletterOil and Gas
WVSORO To Be Present to Answer Questions About Selling Surface Etc. during a NARO Town Hall Meeting on Buying & Selling Minerals
Updates and Alerts Kayla Young May 3, 2019
The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) is having a town hall meeting on the buying and selling of minerals at the Doddridge County Park in West Union, WV, on May 16, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. More
Issues: Minerals-Royalties
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