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May 7, 2011 – Article by Bristol Herald Courier

A Buchanan County landowner who never wittingly leased the natural gas beneath his property, got a call early this year from a land supervisor with one of the commonwealth’s most powerful energy companies, telling him that there was “uncertainty” whether … Continue reading

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Newspaper Series on Gas Royalties Owed to Virginia Landowners Wins Pulitzer Prize

An investigative series by journalist Daniel Gilbert for the Bristol Herald Courier exposed a system that allowed coal and energy corporations in Southwest Virginia to drain natural gas belonging to thousands of landowners without compensation. The eight-day series, which began … Continue reading

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Why Virginia Property Owners Are Entitled To Payments for Coal Gas Produced on their Properties

The property owners represented by the Virginia Gas Owners Litigation Group maintain that under the controlling statutory and common law in Virginia they, not the coal producers, own the coalbed methane gas that is produced from the lands in which … Continue reading

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