The Texas Railroad Commission is not landowner friendly so you need to be diligent in protecting your rights. CLICK HERE for information on Rule 37 and how to protect your rights.
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When the RRC tries to take my minerals away, I am going down to Austin and tell them to KMA to their faces. I'm tired of paying money to an organization that is constantly trying to screw the people they are paid to protect. If they are going to be bed fellows with industry, then let industry pay for the cost. Then you've got elected officals like the Mayor of Dallas saying that "Texas has no business income tax" – ok, but it does have this thing called a "franchise tax" which has a "revenue" component. Ok, it's not an "income" tax, that is against the Texas constitution, so they call it something else. Well, there's a nice little thing in the constitution that is going to turn the Barnett Shale on its ass. They know what it is, and they are afraid someone is going to challenge it. So, keep it up with your Rule 37 exceptions and all the other games. You are getting flanked on both sides on this one, lefties and righties, only you don't see the right coming and that is going to be the one that knocks you out.
11:50 pm: Please clarify what you are saying. I got lost and I am really trying to understand your thoughts!
Ditto. I got lost too.
TXsharon – your "CLICK HERE" link does not seem to be working. Also, you seem to be saying that if Titan receives the Rule 37 exception then they would have the right to drill under my home and not pay me for the minerals. Is this correct? If that is the case, I would have signed my lease. Groups such as http://stopthedrilling.blogspot.com/
have consistently said they would have to pay you if they drilled near you (if you were force pooled). Can you clarify this for me?
A friend had an attorney explain it last night and they have to pay you if they drill under you.
I don't believe that is the full story. But I believe rule 37 allows them to drill within 1 ft of your house, correct? This means that you would get all of the bad stuff and none of the money.
That is not the most recent information I have. But you should consult with an attorney.
how can I find out I am included on the July 18, 2011 Rule 37 filed with Chesapeake regarding the Ridglea Hills neighborhood and the Westridge pad site? I am unable to locate the application and view it. Surely this is a public record?