All Things Marcellus®: Temporary Work Space Agreements (6/5/16)

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Temporary Work Space Agreement Show and other important natural gas development topics.  Reminder for the Clark Law Firm free landowner seminar on June 15th at the Dean’s Center in Wellsboro, Tioga County.  There is a strong need for Pennsylvania landowners to get legal assistance from an experienced oil and gas lawyer prior to entering into any oil and gas agreement.  Landowners must not rely on the gas and pipeline company landmen to educate them.  We have the opportunity to learn from the past mistakes of others and the evolution of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania.  Doug discusses the value of learning from experience from negotiating oil and gas agreements and observing natural gas development trends.  Explanation of the gas right owner benefit from an initial review and consultation regarding any gas or pipeline agreement offer.

All Things Marcellus® GEM 104, KZFM 96.9, KC 101.5 FM, and 1250 AM The Answer
Air Date: June 5, 2016

All Things Marcellus®: Upcoming Landowner Seminar, Expiring Leases, and Lease Provisions (5/15/16)

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Doug announces landowner ONLY seminar for Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Dean Center in Wellsboro, Tioga County.  Landowners must pre-register and non-registered landowners will not be admitted.  Doug discusses his statewide representation of Pennsylvania oil and natural gas rights’ owners and the various oil and gas attorney services provided by The Clark Law Firm, PC.

Doug addresses the importance of understanding your existing oil and gas lease when considering future offers and development contracts, including but not limited to…

All Things Marcellus® GEM 104, KZFM 96.9, KC 101.5 FM, and 1250 AM The Answer
Air Date: May 15, 2016

All Things Marcellus®: Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Conservation Law and Extend/Amend Lease (5/8/16)

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Doug explains his oil and gas practice across Pennsylvania and landowner only representation.  Doug introduces listeners to Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Conservation Law and its applicability to the Utica Shale formation.  Doug jumps on his soap box to beg landowners to “STOP SIGNING” oil and natural gas agreements without knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel.  Doug again reminds listeners that when gas companies stop drilling expensive horizontal wells in a low natural gas price market opportunities may arise to negotiate new leases or to negotiate landowner friendly addendum terms when extending or modifying your oil and gas lease.

All Things Marcellus® GEM 104, KZFM 96.9, KC 101.5 FM, and 1250 AM The Answer
Air Date: May 8, 2016

All Things Marcellus®: Identifying Oil and Natural Gas Right Owner “Opportunities” (5/1/16)

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Doug dedicates this All Things Marcellus show to identifying oil and natural gas right owner “opportunities” when they are approached for new agreements, including but not limited to gas lease extensions and modifications, extensions of pipeline agreements, and all other natural gas related agreement extensions.  Doug walks listeners through a sample consultation and review with a landowner with a pending request by the gas company to extend their expiring oil and gas lease.  Doug introduces how the landowner contacted the office to begin the consultation and review process and what actually goes into the initial review and consultation when landowners send in their oil and gas lease and related documents to the office for a detailed in-office or telephone conference call.

All Things Marcellus® GEM 104, KZFM 96.9, KC 101.5 FM, and 1250 AM The Answer
Air Date: May 1, 2016

Gas Lease Terminations and Lease Extensions

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Question: When Does My Oil and Gas Lease Terminate and Should I Enter Into an Agreement or Top Lease to Extend my Expiring or Terminated Gas Lease?

What Must a Drilling Company do to “hold” My Gas Lease Beyond 5 Years?

The Impact of Low Natural Gas Prices on Drilling and Expiring Leases

Beware of Companies Crying Poor and Offering Little Financial Incentive to enter into a Gas Lease Extension or Top Lease

Should I Extend My Existing Lease or Enter into a Top Lease at this Time?

Lease Extensions and Top Leases as a Second Bite of the Leasing Apple

Lease Extension and Modification Reviews and Consultations

All Things Marcellus®: Lease Termination, Pugh Clauses, & Depth Severance (4/17/16)

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Doug discusses oil and gas lease termination language and when do gas leases terminate.  What is “held by production” and how can I tell if my gas lease has ended?  Doug discusses what energy companies and drilling companies have to do to continue a gas lease beyond the primary term.  Can a natural gas company park a truck on my property or must they drill and pay me royalties to extend my lease, or is the answer somewhere in the middle.  Doug breaks down a typical 5 year gas lease and when a lease will terminate or continue beyond 5 years.  Doug also begins the Pugh Clause discussion and how non-unitized acreage can be released under certain circumstances.

All Things Marcellus® GEM 104, KZFM 96.9, KC 101.5 FM, and 1250 AM The Answer
Air Date: April 17, 2016

All Things Marcellus®: Learning from Landowner Mistakes (3/27/16)

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Learning from mistakes.  What factors should landowners be considering in order to avoid entering into bad agreements with energy companies. Explanation of the impact of low natural gas prices on Pennsylvania landowner’s royalty payments. Doug discusses his oil and gas websites and natural gas blogs for landowner information.   Why oil and gas right owners must consider low gas prices when evaluating any outstanding gas lease offers, gas lease extension offer or any other natural gas contract.   Does it make sense to enter into contracts with gas or pipeline companies when the companies tell the landowners that they do not have money and they are not drilling at this time?  Doug addresses the importance of specific legal counsel and advice for each landowner’s individual situation.  If you are presented with an offer to extend or modify an existing oil and gas lease, you must fully review your options and not extend terrible agreements for many years or decades into the future.  Landowners must stop signing bad legal contracts and must start seizing and maximizing opportunities and second chances.

All Things Marcellus® GEM 104, KZFM 96.9, KC 101.5 FM, and 1250 AM The Answer
Air Date: March 27, 2016