Pa. Rep. Wants More Clarity In Royalty Checks To Gas Lessors

Law360, Philadelphia (May 17, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday designed to ensure that deductions taken out of royalty checks issued to landowners who lease their properties to gas drillers are clearly broken down.

Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming, gas drillers leasing land from Pennsylvania property owners would be required to list all deductions allowed to be taken from royalty checks as part of their lease agreements.

“Landowners are often frustrated when trying to obtain information regarding varying amounts in monthly royalty checks and...
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