School in Belmont County, OH Gets $7,250/Acre from Gulfport

Some 10 miles “as the crow flies” from Gulfport Energy’s super well, the Irons 1-4H (pumping out 30 million cubic feet of natural gas per day) sits the small community of Shadyside and the Shadyside Local School District. The school has just leased 20 acres to Gulfport for drilling under (not on), which may seem like not much. However, when you’re getting $7,250 per acre as a signing bonus, and 20% royalties on anything produced, the school’s 20 acres is way more than “not much.”

Shadyside School’s lease with Gulfport will net them an initial check for $145,000–just for the signing bonus. Gulfport is signing up the neighbors around Shadyside too. Will the school’s property be drilled under this year? Maybe! Gulfport is spending $630 million to drill 95 new Utica wells–many of them in Belmont County, OH where Shadyside is located and where Gulfport has had huge success already…

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