Oil & Gas 101: Oil and Gas Basics for the Mineral Owner
Article posted from Mineral Wise
In America, we enjoy a broad range of property rights. One such right is mineral ownership under the land we own, assuming someone before us has not severed the mineral estate from the surface estate. A legally binding mineral title opinion is typically the only document that substantiates mineral ownership (at least with regard to earning income from mineral production, which is our focus).
Arkadelphia is a city in Clark County, Arkansas, United States. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Two universities, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, are located there. Arkadelphia was incorporated in 1857.
My great, great, great, great grandfather, John Hemphill settled on the place owned by Charles Henderson on Mill Creek not far from Arkadelphia and soon as he discovered salt near Daleville in salt springs. In the year 1811 or thereabouts John Hemphill established a salt works on Saline Bayou of the Ouachita. This is believed to be the first salt factory established in Arkansas.
If you own a ranch in the Texas Hill Country or are considering purchasing one, you need to know about cedar management.
Yes, you read that correctly. Cedar management, not cedar eradication.
Cedar is a nasty species that often exasperates ranchers, as it readily thrives and reproduces, blanketing pastureland and rangeland, and causing the native ecosystem to spin out of balance.
The first instinct of many ranchers is to clearcut the living daylights out of the cedar stands on their properties and be done with the annoying coniferous invaders.
That may, indeed, prove the best solution for you and your ranch. But often it’s not.
The more you know about cedar and cedar management, the more likely you will make the correct choice of how to control cedar on your land