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Oil and Gas Lease Deemed Expired by Coshocton County Judge Due to Non-Production

March 11, 2013

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A Coshocton County, Ohio judge recently ruled personal household use cannot be considered production in a case involving a 1983 Ohio oil and gas lease. The suit was filed in 2012 by George and Bonnie Clark and Roy W. and Sheila A. Krasky against Zelpha Myers concerning a gas well and lease. The gas well is […]

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Ohio Couple Sues for Over $2 Million in Oil and Gas Lawsuit

November 7, 2012

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Currently, litigation of Oil and Gas leases constitutes a busy area of the law.  Many oil and gas lease lawsuits are popping up specifically in Ohio, and plaintiffs are making large claims for relief.  Recently, a Bethesda, Ohio couple has filed a lawsuit against Oxford Oil Company over an oil and gas lease they signed […]

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Should You Sell or Lease Mineral Rights on Your Land – It’s a Big Question Where Some Professional Input Can Help

August 27, 2012

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Should an Ohio landowner sell his or her mineral rights or is it more beneficial to lease them? The term “mineral rights” refers to ownership of minerals, such as oil and natural gas which are beneath the ground.  There are also “surface rights” to land which are a different type of rights to land.  In Ohio […]

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Ohio Oil and Gas Lease Terminology

August 13, 2012

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Crude oil and natural gas are burgeoning businesses in Ohio.  New drilling methods, such as fracking, have been developed over the last ten years and aim to maximize production.  Oil and gas leases tend to be complicated and use terminology that is not contained in other types of contracts and leases. The following outlines some common […]

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Beware of Renegotiation Requests on your Ohio Oil and Gas Lease

July 18, 2012

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When a drilling company offers you money to drill for oil or gas on your property, you would instinctively think that they would show up and start drilling sometime during the primary period of the lease.  You would also expect that they adhere to the original terms of any lease that they agreed upon with […]

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Options for Oil and Gas Lease Bonuses

April 6, 2012

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Energy prices continue to rise higher than historical averages. This results in oil and gas explorers offering lease payments to Ohio landowners for the right to drill on their land. During lease negotiations, oil and gas explorers may offer an immediate bonus to landowners in addition to regular lease payments as an incentive to lease […]

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