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    September 24, 2021
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ELDER LAW; ESTATES; LAND; OIL & GAS; WILLS & TRUSTS Q: My next-door neighbors receive oil, gas and mineral royalties; my real estate is next to theirs; why do I not receive royalties also? Possibilities: (i) the oil, gas and mineral interest was never vested in you nor in a prior owner in your chain of land title; (ii) oil, gas and mineral "interests" once vested in a person in your chain of title, but owner sold the "interest"; (iii) oil, gas and mineral "interests", in your title history were not drillable "interests" (i.e., near coal veins); (iv) a horizontal drilling "unit" never included your land; (v) a coal vein owned by others under your land could not be by-passed to allow drilling. A: ROGER J. GAYDOS ORNE 724.745.4030 407 Oak Spring Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 ELDER LAW; ESTATES; LAND; OIL & GAS; WILLS & TRUSTS Q: My next-door neighbors receive oil, gas and mineral royalties; my real estate is next to theirs; why do I not receive royalties also? Possibilities: (i) the oil, gas and mineral interest was never vested in you nor in a prior owner in your chain of land title; (ii) oil, gas and mineral "interests" once vested in a person in your chain of title, but owner sold the "interest"; (iii) oil, gas and mineral "interests", in your title history were not drillable "interests" (i.e., near coal veins); (iv) a horizontal drilling "unit" never included your land; (v) a coal vein owned by others under your land could not be by-passed to allow drilling. A: ROGER J. GAYDOS ORNE 724.745.4030 407 Oak Spring Road Canonsburg, PA 15317