February 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Beware The Allure Of Shale ‘Mailbox Money’

Attorney Spotlight: Ben Elmore

If a land man calls with an offer of “mailbox money” for the mineral rights on your property, read closely before signing on the dotted line. If you don’t, oil and gas lawyer Ben Elmore said the words above it may come back to haunt you.

Mailbox money is a slang term of the shale era. “You wake up one day and you get a call from a land man” promising $1,000 an acre and a 20 percent royalty on oil and gas production from your…


Added by K. Daniel Glover on February 27, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

flared gas

What is  "normal" with regards to gas flared, and why do they not pay for my share of this gas?

Added by David Bennett on February 22, 2013 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Natural Gas Pipeline Easements and Right-of-Way Agreements: A Landowner's List of Terms to Negotiate

Natural Gas Pipeline Easement and

Right-of-Way Agreements:

A Landowner’s List of Terms to Negotiate



Added by Eric C. Camp on February 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Shale of the Century



Added by Keith (Site Publisher) on February 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

When Looking to Hire a Driver Safety Training Company, What do you look for?

If your safety personnel are going to have actual positive influences on the behaviors of your drivers.... they need to have actual over the road driving experience. Certifications are good and if meeting regulatory requirements is going to be the metric you measure success then certifications are the way to go. If success is going to be measured by actual reductions in preventable accidents then a combination of experience and certifications is needed.

One of the…


Added by Kim Wyatt on February 11, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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Cost Depletion: A Valuable Tax Deduction for Royalty Owners

Posted by Patrick Flueckiger on February 12, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Owners of minerals and royalties may be interested to learn that the Internal Revenue Code "IRC" allows a deduction known as “depletion” for oil & gas income. The depletion deduction could significantly reduce a royalty owner's…



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