Are Ohio Landowners Being Deceived?
State Rep. Bob Hagan: Shale oil salesmen=snake oil salesmen More Welch wanted to find out what selling his mineral rights would entail. He is less than satisfied with the reply that he was given. Cunningham Energy hosted a leasing open house in early October at Ohio University. According to a report from EcoWatch , Welch attended and was granted permission to record the discussion by Cunningham representative Drake Stevens. The transcription of the recording reveals Cunningham representatives misleading Welch in regards to chemicals used in the drilling process and the terms of the lease, and quoting him a land price that is well behind market value. Here is an excerpt from the EcoWatch article (cross-posted at grist.org):