Cumberland Times-News

January 27, 2013

Until state allows drilling, there won’t be any leases signed

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— It is interesting that Mr. Pyles quotes Mr. Yoder on what rate he negotiated but he failed to mention that Mr. Yoder did not receive a lease or any dollar amount (“Some area property owners signed low-rent drilling leases,” Jan. 20 Times-News, Page 1A).  

Until the state will allow drilling, there won't be any landmen coming back to lease at any price.

Patrick A. Melvin, R.P.L.

Azle, Texas