When it comes to the question of whether your mineral rights will expire or terminate, the answer is dependent upon how you originally received the mineral interest, and whether prior conveyances of the land and/or minerals applied reservations or limiting language that affects your mineral rights. In other words, your...

Every mineral owner wishes they could figure out what their minerals are worth at any given time. It is pretty easy to do that with Real Estate because most of those transactions become public, and enable Central Appraisal Districts (in Texas) to appraise the land for county taxing purposes. On the...

This first nine days of February, 2018, have been, financially speaking, absolutely WILD. The stock market has reacted with historic price swings in response to Fed announcements of interest rate increases, plus concerns over national debt. Interest rates not only affect the stock market, they also affect the values of...

You may have experienced the realities of the inherent risks in the oil and gas business. As of January, 2015, oil prices have dropped approximately sixty percent in just a few months and natural gas prices have slid about one third in less than two months. While we hope for...

On September 7, 2016, Apache Corp. announced its discovery of the Alpine High, located primarily in southern Reeves County. Here is an excerpt from their announcement: HOUSTON, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that after more than two years of extensive geologic and geophysical work,...

The article below from the July issue of Oil and Gas Investor is posted on our site in an effort to help mineral and royalty owners understand the complexity of forces impacting oil prices, particularly the strength of the dollar. In search of a higher price per barrel, the global oil...

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