Gateway Royalty’s Latest Appeal to Buy Eastern OH Royalty Rights

good idea bad ideaIn March 2014 MDN alerted you to a pitch being made by Gateway Royalty to purchase royalty rights from landowners in eastern Ohio (see Company Targets OH Landowners – Buy Future Royalties for Cash Now). Gateway pays landowners a lump sum now in return for the right to receive that landowner’s future royalty payments for years to come. You (the landowner) get your money now, they (Gateway) get the money you would have gotten dribbled out over time. Of course the money you receive now is discounted and in all likelihood far less than you would have gotten if you had waited just a few years (the bulk of royalty payments come in the first four years). It’s a bit of a gamble by both parties because no one really knows how much a well will produce–nor what price the gas/oil will be sold for. Gateway is back with another appeal. We received the following email notice from an MDN subscriber, alerting us to Gateway’s renewed offer…

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