PA Natural Gas Royalties – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner Donaldson-Smith is investigating potential class actions on behalf of real property owners in Pennsylvania who have not been paid adequate royalties by natural gas companies who are drilling natural gas on their property. Specifically, it is reported that companies like EQT Corporation, among other natural gas producing companies, are extracting and/or producing natural gas from land owned by property owners in Pennsylvania and either not compensating them by way of royalty payments or are systemically undercalculating royalty payments as required under the law and existing drilling leases. For example, some natural gas companies have reportedly underpaid royalties under the terms of their leases with property owners in ways such as failing to calculate royalty payments based on the sales price at the point of sale or improperly deducting excessive post production costs.
If you own property in Pennsylvania where natural gas is being extracted and have not received royalty payments or have received lower royalty payments than required by Pennsylvania law or your lease, please contact the attorney(s) listed below
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Attorneys for this case:
Benjamin F. Johns
Alex M. Kashurba