The interest and exploration of the natural gas play in the Southern Tier continues to expand. We have assembled these links to assist landowners get knowledgeable about this issue and make wise decisions regarding gas leases.
A Landowner's Guide to Oil and Gas Leasing The DEC brochure that describes your options about gas leasing - you do not have to sign a gas lease to get royalties if a well is drilled near your property and your property falls within the spacing unit for the well. http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/brochure.pdf
Hancock Gas Lease Resources webpage This webpage has lots of useful links including a list of gas companies with contact information, lease contract term definitions, and sample language for lease addendums, as well as discussion forums and videos related to drilling. http://hancockgaslease.com/resources/
The Millenium Pipeline This pipeline will stretch across the Southern Tier for 182 miles and will provide the necessary infrastructure to get gas to market. You can find a map of the entire pipeline and detailed county maps on their website to see how close your property lies near the pipeline. If you have problems locating your property, compare the maps on the Millenium website with a New York Gazetteer.
Natural Gas Formations The two formations the gas companies are currently looking to explore in the Southern Tier are the Trenton Black River and Marcellus Shale - just do a google search on these or "gas leasing in the Southern Tier".
Natural Gas Royalty Calculator Quickly calculate the royalties you might receive from a gas well producing natural gas on your property. Simply fill in the blanks and create a "what if" scenario. http://naturalgas.extension.psu.edu/256.htm