CCJ in Daisytown, PA for lease-reading training

Ryan and attendees have a Q&A about unconventional oil and gas leases.

Ryan and attendees have a Q&A about unconventional oil and gas leases.

On Tuesday, September 19, CCJ held a workshop on the basics of unconventional oil and gas drilling leases in Daisytown, PA. Ryan Hamilton (Hamilton Law LLC) gave a presentation and answered community members’ questions like “How do I know who owns the mineral rights below my property?” and “If I am approached about leasing my land, but I don’t want to, will they be able to drill anyway?”

It’s important to remember that everything in the stock lease you are presented is negotiable. You can add an addendum and strike out details that are not in the best interest of you, your family, or your land. However, legalese can be confusing, and leases are primarily written to benefit the company, not the landowner. We advise that you contact an attorney to ensure that everything is in order.

If you have questions about unconventional oil and gas leases, or about activity in your area, please reach out to CCJ at any time by calling 724-229-3550 or emailing smartik@coalfieldjustice.org.

If you would like to reach Ryan Hamilton, please call 412-567-9799 or email ryan@hamiltonlawllc.com.