PA Landowners Rally in Harrisburg to Support Royalty Bill

Pennsylvania State CapitolLandowners from Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Lycoming counties (Pennsylvania) attended a rally in Harrisburg, at the Capitol, on Tuesday. They were there to lobby for and support passage of House Bill (HB) 1391, a bill that would guarantee landowners a minimum 12.5% royalty payment regardless of post-production costs. We have extensively covered this issue, which is causing a schism between landowners and drillers (see our most recent article: Guest Post: A Possible Solution for the PA Royalty Issue). Affected landowners are extremely mad, and want their legislators in Harrisburg to pass HB 1391. They were there to make the case. Although they had hoped the measure might come up for a vote on Wednesday, the bill’s sponsor, Garth Everett, said it won’t be considered until October when the House is back in session…

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