Oil & Gas Leasing

Landowners living in an area of current or potential oil and gas development may be approached by a representative of an oil and gas company that is wanting to drill a well on their land.

Landowners are too often at a serious disadvantage because they are:

  • not the owner of the minerals under their land
  • unfamiliar with the industry, and/or
  • unaware of their legal rights.

EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project  (OGAP) has produced information designed to help landowners better understand the oil and gas industry, and better understand their rights.  Click to download the book or order a landowner’s guide to oil and gas development.

Health & Environmental Issues in Natural Gas Lease Language