Oil and gas companies such as Chesapeake Energy and Chevron are eager to tap the natural gas reserves contained within the Marcellus Shale formation. Rapid expansion of natural gas leases has made Pennsylvania one of the leading states in natural gas production. While these companies will negotiate with property owners over lease access to their land, they will not offer guidance about fair market value of your oil, gas and mineral rights or the complex legal implications of entering into an oil and gas lease.
Landowners often discover too late that oil and natural gas companies do not always play fair. An energy company may bury language about deductions to royalty pay in the lease agreement or may make inappropriate deductions to cover impact fees.
At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we provide legal advice and assistance to property owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio who are considering entering into oil and gas lease agreements with energy companies. We also represent those with existing leases who believe that the energy company has breached its obligations under the lease, or who believe that their lease is legally invalid and wish to terminate it.
Questions About Your Lease? Call Our Pittsburgh Natural Gas Lease Lawyers
Our lawyers, William Caroselli and David McGowan, know how to identify problems with energy company leases. We can review lease documents to determine whether the agreement is fair and royalty statements to make sure that all gas royalties have been properly paid.
Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., has offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Our attorneys are here to serve you. There is no cost for an initial consultation. To reach our Pittsburgh office, call 412-567-1232. For help in Eastern Pennsylvania, call our attorneys in Philadelphia at 215-792-6153. We can also be reached toll free at 866-466-5789 or by using our online contact form.