Oil & Gas Leasing Poses
Bradd Vickers, President of Chenango County Farm Bureau and landowner,
wants people to know their rights when it comes to allowing gas & oil
companies to drill on their land. Vickers says, "There is no such
thing as a standard lease."
Giving landowners the facts before they sign that lease
agreement is the subject of many meetings being held throughout the
You are in no way obligated to sign a gas lease. You should always
have an attorney review the lease before signing it and make sure that
all aspects of the lease have been negotiated to your satisfaction.
Keep in mind what Attorney Chris
Denton has stated numerous
times, "For what purpose
did you purchase your land?"
contact us at 607-334-6061 for additional information.
Denton (with whom we have been working with for close to 10 years) has been gracious enough to let us post several
documents. These documents are supplied to provide you with
information which we hope will help you make informed decisions
regarding a Gas lease that you may be considering
Gas Leasing (RULEs)
(Some items you should check out prior to signing a
Abuses and deception practices
What to Know and What to Do When a Landman Comes to
Seismic Testing Lease
Seismic Testing without your permission (This is a boiler plate form
that has been used with success)
(Information supplied by Jane Welsh, P.C.)
Integration_chart.pdf (information on
Coalition Groups have
formed and you may want to consider contacting one or more of them. The
attached link is only a few of them. (They are not the only ones in NYS, nor
does CCFB endorse your use of any one coalition group or attorney over any
There is also a
New York State Oil and Gas Leasing
which you can fill out. If you feel that
you have been treated unfairly by a leasing company, you should first
complete and return the complaint form provided by the American
Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) above. If your concerns are
not adequately addressed by the AAPL complaint process, you should then
contact the State Attorney Generalís Office at 607-721-8778.
Please contact CCFB at 607-334-6061 for additional information.
Website address: http://www.ccfbny.org
Further meetings, information and links will be posted to the website
as they become available.
Contact List for more Information