West Virginia Landowners Wondering Why Chesapeake's Royalty Payments Aren't Showing Up

From The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register:
When Gary Auber learned Chesapeake Energy was producing an average of 290 barrels of oil per day from the Hickman pad near Dallas Pike Road, he began wondering when he would be paid for his minerals.
"If they are getting that much out of there, you would think we would be getting paid," said Auber, who signed a lease with Chesapeake in late 2010 for about 5 acres at a lease rate of $3,400 per acre and 18.5 percent of production royalties. His acreage is included in Chesapeake's Hickman pad, according to records in the Ohio County Clerk's Office.
Brooke County mineral owner Scott Sonda has about 30 acres of land included in Chesapeake's Ball South well, but said he has not received any royalties yet, either. Sonda signed a $25 per acre natural gas lease with a firm then known as Great Lakes Energy Partners in 2006. That firm later became part of Range Resources, which later assigned the lease to Chesapeake.
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