Pennsylvania royalty owners share the pain of low natural gas prices

Laura Legere | Monday, September 9, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stubbornly low natural gas prices are leaving Pennsylvania property owners, big and small, with diminished royalty checks even as record amounts of gas are pulled from the commonwealth’s shales.

The price slump has left shareholders angry and companies promising to slow new development. Royalty owners — those who have leases with drilling companies and share a stake in the gas sold from their property — have few options but to hope for prices to rebound.

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