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Old 06-05-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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Question do I get free natural gas

I recently purchased 3 acres of property in Lewis county, West Virginia. The property has an old cabin located on it, which I am restoring. This is the original home which had been on a larger plat of property which has been divided. There is a natural gas well on the property. I have heard that since this is the original home on the property that I am entitled to free gas from the well. The cabin was hooked up to the well in the past. Any information on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. seeuy2k
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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Sounds like it to me...usually the surface owner is entitled to 1/8 royalty...see if the well has an ID tag...if it is producing gas it should be indentified.
Go back to the lawyer who wrote your deed...ask him the pointed questions.
What about the mineral rights to this property?
He did a Title Search and will have all copies of earlier deeds.

Most gas companies allow about 200,000 cu feet of gas per year...that's plenty for any house...good luck.

If any previous party reserved those Rights, you may be out of luck on this issue.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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I am not familiar with WVa oil and gas leases, since I have only been in the oil business in Texas and Louisiana (I am West Virginian by birth). But I would be concerned with safety. Remember that the natural gas directly coming from a well may not have an odorant in it. So if you do get gas from the well, and you have a leak in your cabin, and it has no odorant, and the gas builds up, there could be a big problem if there is a spark.

Free gas sounds great, but you need to be safe.

I am reminded of the terrible New London Texas school tragedy of 1937.


New London School Explosion.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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This West Virginia gas is polluted with crude oil...dryers are always nearby to bleed off.
those dryers should be cleaned and repacked...a neighbor could helped if asked or the well service people...and that oil should have the crude oil smell...thanks, Cowboy..you got me thinking...
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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David Kennedy,

Thanks for that information, I did not know that about WVa gas.

I know my in-laws in North Louisiana used free gas from their well, and I always worried about them until they moved.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:57 PM
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Location: My Heart Is In WV
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You may want to install a Natural Gas and Propane Gas Detector, You can check one out at this link,Safety Siren Propane Natural Gas Detector Alarm*SM-TT-202
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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wow x1x- what a lifesaver! I saw this question in another thread unanswered- i'll have to get this link shuffled over there. ty!
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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The deed states the mineral rights have been transferred to us. Way Late but I finally found this place again.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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Well good for you. LOL

How has the restoration come along?
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Better late than never LOL
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