Plaintiffs: Fracking Operator Is Violating Lease With Improper Royalty Deductions

(May 9, 2024, 3:55 PM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The trustees of a trust that owns 155.84 acres in Belmont County, Ohio, have sued a hydraulic fracturing company in Ohio federal court contending that it is arbitrarily deducting money from royalties it owes the landowners to cover the company’s expenses in violation of the lease between the parties and in contravention of accepted industry standards....

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