WV SORO Update Archive

May 22, 2008

Leasing Programs Tonight and June 9

These events are targeted at Pennsylvania landowners but for those interested in leasing advice and information they may be useful for West Virginia in explaining the major terms of leases, how addendums work, things to consider in signing a lease, etc.

Tonight ~ Thursday, May 22, 2008
Statewide Pennsylvania call-in program & webcast at 7:00 PM
This one-hour program will explore the natural gas issues with an expert panel including a lawyer specializing in mineral right leases and addenda; a representative from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, focusing on environmental concerns in the state; an educator from Penn State's cooperative extension, well versed in many of the specific issues of the exploration process; and a gas industry representative. A phone bank of non-biased experts will also be on hand during the program to take calls from viewers and answer questions. Questions can also be submitted online at http://wpsu.org/gasrush/.
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Monday, June 9, 2008
Penn State Extension Service Gas Leasing Program for Landowners
Latrobe High School, Latrobe, Pa
Open House - 5:00 pm—7:00 pm
Gas Lease Seminar 7:00 pm—9:30 pm
I. Marcellus Shale Development – Thomas Murphy, PSU Extension Educator, The “What” & “Where” of Gas Leasing in Pennsylvania.
II. Understanding and Negotiating a Gas Lease: Presentation by Lester Greevy, Attorney, Williamsport, Pa. “What Do All Those Terms Mean?”
III. DEP - A regulatory perspective by Joe Umholtz, Chief, Division of Oil and Gas. “What Role Does The Government Have?”
IV. Dollars and Sense: Should you sign that lease? Ken Balliet, PSU Extension, CED, Northumberland County
“Discusses The Factors You Need “Balance” When Making a Decision To Sign”.
Question and Answers: The above panel members and exhibitors will answer audience questions.
Learn more at www.naturalgas.extension.psu.edu


West Virginia Surface Owners' Rights Organization
1500 Dixie Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25311