StateImpact Pennsylvania invites public to forum in Towanda on natural gas royalties

File photo. A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site in Bradford County, PA.

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File photo. A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site in Bradford County, Pa.

Join StateImpact Pennsylvania for an educational forum to learn how other states handle natural gas royalty payments and what’s being done about the controversy over post-production costs in Pennsylvania. The forum is titled, Drilling down on deductions: How are gas royalties paid around the U.S.?

Keynote speaker and royalty expert Owen L. Anderson, a professor and distinguished oil and gas scholar at the University of Texas, has lectured at numerous universities and venues on six continents and throughout the United States, and has written over 100 articles.

Anderson’s keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on post-production costs and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Other panelists are: Jackie Root, head of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners; and David Fine, an attorney with K&L Gates in Harrisburg who represented Elexco Land Services and Southwestern Energy in the landmark 2010 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, which held that Pennsylvania’s minimum royalty guarantee applies to revenues before expenses are calculated.

The event, at Towanda Area High School, is free and open to the public. RSVP here:

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