WV SORO Update Archive

October 27, 2014

WVU Extension Service Oil & Gas Educational Programs This Week & Next

Understanding Renegotiation and Renewal of Natural Gas Leases

Tuesday, October 28 - 6 p.m. at the WVU Upshur County Extension Office, Buckhannon, WV

Wednesday, October 29 - 6:00 p.m. at the WVU Preston County Extension Office, Kingwood, WV

Presenter: Eric Gordon of Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor and Gordon, Attorneys at Law

Click here for a flier with more information and directions. 

Shale Mineral Management: Understanding Your Royalties

Thursday, November 6 - 6:00 p.m., Wheeling Island Casino, Wheeling, WV

Workshop Topics include: Shale Overview: Trends and Production; Unraveling the Mystery of Royalty Payment Stubs, Appalachian Basin Royalty Calculations & Decline Curves; and Royalties & Legal Issues

Sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service and the WVU Extension Service

For more information click here.

Seating is limited.  Click here to register. You may also register by phone by calling 1-570-320-4429 or via email to cal24@psu.edu.

Educational/Community Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling, November 11 at Jackson's Mill

Speakers include Bill Hughes of the Wetzel County Action Group (confirmed; Julie Archer (confirmed) and Dave McMahon (invited) of WV-SORO and Diane Pitcock of the WV Host Farms Program (invited). Folks from these and other groups will also be there with information and resources. The meeting is being organized by local WV-SORO members and concerned citizens of Lewis County in response to the uninformative meeting held by Consol at the same location in September.

What: Educational Meeting on Oil and Gas Drilling
When: Tuesday, November 11, 6-8 PM
Where: Jackson's Mill 4-H Camp, near Weston, WV

More details coming soon.

Updated Information on Pipelines & Eminent Domain

In our last update I mentioned that we had posted posted new and updated materials on pipelines on our website, in response to the various pipelines that are proposed.   After the updated information was originally posted, we heard of that landowners were receiving letters citing W.Va. Code Section 54-1-3 on eminent domain and claiming that section of code allows surveyors, etc. to come on to people’s land before an eminent domain/condemnation proceeding has been started or finished. In response we updated the information on our site regarding eminent domain and pipelines. You can access this information here -- http://www.wvsoro.org/resources/advice/PipelinesEminentDomain.pdf and the rest of our pipeline resources at  -- http://www.wvsoro.org/resources/advice/index.html#pipelines.

If you would like a hard copy of any of these resources, please reply to this email with your request and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. 


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