March 31, 2014
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New Website
Facts on Marcellus Shale
Quotable Quote
Legislative Update
Forced Pooling Hearings Delayed
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Lindhome & Songster debuts New Website 
Please take a moment to check out our new website!  We are proud of what we do and have worked hard to put together a site that reflects our expertise and enthusiasm for the energy industry.

Facts on Marcellus Shale

Quotable Quote:

"One of the tests of leadership is to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."

-Arthur Glasow
Quick Links


Our Website


Penn-York Land Services




Thanks for taking the time to read our latest Update.  We  look forward to seeing many of you at NAPE East in Pittsburgh next week!

Legislative Update: House to vote on bill to Limit Landowner Royalty Deductions    


The state House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has approved HB 1684, a bill aimed at clarifying Pennsylvania's Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act of 1979.


The measure, which would apply to all existing and future leases, would limit an operator's ability deduct post-production costs from the landowner's royalty, such that the lease would not be valid if the resulting royalty is less than 12.5 percent.  It would not, however, allow for retroactive recalculation or repayment of past royalties.

Forced Pooling Hearings Delayed



Back in October, we told you about Hilcorp's efforts to force pool unleased acreage in Lawrence and Mercer Counties.  In December, the Pa. Environmental Hearing Board dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction. The Pa. DEP had scheduled a special two-day hearing in Lawrence County to gather input from stakeholders for 3/25 and 3/26, but  postponed last week to ensure all people affected were notified of the hearings.  No new hearing date has been announced.

Reminder: Join us at Eleven     


WHO:  You and Lindhome & Songster

WHAT:  Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

WHEN:  Next Thursday (April 10), 5:30 to 7:30

WHERE:  Eleven Contemporary Kitchen (just around the corner from the Convention Center, 1150 Smallman Street)

NAPE East is a great time for us to catch up with clients and colleagues and to make new connections.  This year, we invite you to join us at once of our favorite spots in Pittsburgh:  Eleven Contemporary Kitchen.