Western PA Municipal Authority Overpaid $785K in Gas Royalties

Oh oh. The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County has been collecting royalties for gas drilling on property it doesn’t own the mineral rights for. How much? The Authority was paid $785,000 in royalties that actually belong to the heirs of the former property owner. The Authority will have to pay the royalties back–but not in a one-lump sum. They’ll stretch out payments from now until September 2017…

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