From the Marcellus Drilling News:
At a meeting of the uber-large Associated Landowners of the Valley (ALOV) landowner group last night in Youngstown, Ohio, lawyer Alan Wenger warned the 500 landowners in the audience that landmen are knocking on doors once again, this time asking landowners already signed to modify their leases.
Wenger told landowners what energy companies like Chesapeake are asking for, and what landowners need to consider before signing:
Be careful when landmen knock on your door, promising more royalties from even more gas wells if you amend your mineral lease, attorney Alan Wenger told some 500 members of the Associated Landowners of the Valley gathered Monday evening at the Covelli Centre.
“The largest protagonist for amendments is Chesapeake,” he said. “They have such huge holdings in our area, it’s very difficult for them to drill enough wells to hold all the parcels during the primary terms of their leases.”
read full article: http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/ohio-landowners-group-get-warning-on-changing-leases-1.349857