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Leases

Landowners considering leasing their land must understand that a lease is a legal document, with very clear rights and obligations.

Leasing Presentations

This checklist is a quick overview of items to consider when reviewing lease forms.

1-22-09 Webinar. Tom Murphy, Extension Educator, Agricultural Sciences/Energy Development

The World Bank Institute and partners, began a series of consultations with extractive industries practitioners from government, the private sector, civil society and think tanks to assess the current reality and capacity needs in terms of strengthening governance of the sector. This presentation is one done regarding Marcellus

The World Bank Institute and partners, began a series of consultations with extractive industries practitioners from government, the private sector, civil society and think tanks to assess the current reality and capacity needs in terms of strengthening governance of the sector. This presentation is one done regarding Marcellus

Webinar: 11-19-09. Nathan S Bennett, Sr. Geologic Scientist, DCNR, Bureau of Forestry, Minerals Section

Watch this presentation on the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania, hosted by extension leaders Dave Messersmith and Tom Murphy. Authors: Tom Murphy and Dave Messersmith

PDF, 305.3 kB

Ross Pifer, Penn State Dickinson School of Law

This fact sheet series the results of a household survey sent to 1,000 landowners located within 1,000 feet of active Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania’s Bradford and Tioga Counties in fall 2010

A pipeline right-of-way is a strip of land over and around natural gas pipelines where some of the property owner’s legal rights have been granted to a pipeline operator.

Development of pad with dates and equipmentinvolved. Webinar with Morris Otten, Landowner, March 23, 2010

A Penn State Public Broadcasting video that features the perspectives of geologists, landowners, attorneys, state agencies, and gas resource companies. (56 min., 5-08)

Webinar: 1-21-10; - What Happens Next, Lessons Learned to Date presented by Tom Murphy, Extension Educator, Marcellus Education Team, Penn State Cooperative Extension

Many Pennsylvania landowners are joining landowner groups and coalitions driven by news reports of very high lease rates and a strong desire to maximize profits. Many landowners also fear the complex lease process and find some comfort in being with a group.

PDF, 2.2 MB

Les Greevy powerpoint 2008