Agents from the state Attorney General’s office reportedly have been in Bradford County interviewing leaseholders who complain their natural gas royalties from Chesapeake Energy are below the amount guaranteed by law.
State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, whose district includes Bradford County, said Wednesday he was told interviews have been conducted within the past week.
Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller said he has heard the same report but does not know the identity of anyone interviewed.
The attorney general’s will not confirm there is an investigation into royalty payments, spokeswoman Carolyn E. Myers said. “They are playing it real close to the vest,” Yaw said.Read more about this story by clicking here.
Is Ohio the next state that will have to begin looking into the allegations that Chesapeake is employing underhanded tactics to keep landowners from collecting their fair share of royalties?
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