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Mountaineer XPress Landowners Group Formed

The pipeline is coming…are you protected? 

When you learn that a pipeline company intends to use your property to construct and install a FERC-regulated, eminent domain pipeline, you can bet[...]

September 14, 2016

Attention Axiall Chlorine Leak Victims

Industry provides many benefits to the communities in which they exist: jobs, tax revenue, etc. However, those benefits come with hefty costs that aren’t always predictable or foreseeable to those[...]

August 30, 2016

Cracking the Code at Dilles Bottom

In the 1790s, the Dille Family settled in what is now known as Dilles Bottom in Belmont County, Ohio. By the end of 2017, we should know whether the latest settler to Dilles Bottom will be the[...]

August 26, 2016

Take Time To Slow Down...In The Blink An Eye

Pictures of adorable kindergarteners, proud middle-schoolers, and grown-up seniors adorned social media this week as local children began another school year. If you are like me, you enjoy seeing[...]

August 18, 2016

Real Life Challenges of a Military Family

The release of the Academy Award Winning film, American Sniper, stirred a lot of emotion nationwide. As Americans, we want to know more about Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy SEAL who served four tours of[...]

August 16, 2016

When Mineral Sales Go Off The Rails

Oil and gas mineral owners don’t have to look very far to sell their minerals—usually no further than their mailbox. For those who are interested in selling their minerals, the process seems[...]

July 08, 2016

Home Is Where the Heart Is—Making the move to West Virginia from NYC

Saturday, February 22, 2014. It was a crisp morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and a few friends and I were hurriedly loading a U-Haul truck with everything I owned. I remember thinking that[...]

June 29, 2016

To Pool or Not to Pool Your Oil and Gas Lease Rights


Believe it or not, there are oil and gas leases dating back to the late 1800s still in effect today. For those of you counting, that means there are leases out there that are more than 180 years[...]

June 24, 2016

Stolen Royalties: Are the Oil and Gas Companies Deducting Too Much? 

“They’re stealing my royalties.” 

“They’re taking deductions for everything.” 

“They’re not paying me what they’re supposed to.” 

The idea is the same, no matter how you phrase it: oil and gas[...]

June 15, 2016

Survey Says...Are You Aware of Your Property Rights

Have you been approached by a pipeline company wishing to install a pipeline on your property?

June 10, 2016