Recently, as I was online trying to learn a little more about the oil and gas industry (I guess) and I read that an energy company can drill on your sections and not pay you if they claim that they couldn’t find you. They keep all the money and pay the taxes and legally they can continue to do this until the owner catches wind of it. They don’t have to pay the owner anything.
Well, I barely received anything in the last five or 6 years, so i hadn’t thought to much about it until gas prices went up and stayed up, so I started looking around on line and found the name of 3 different energy companies and 1 individuals name all drilling on my mineral rights sections. Is it really possible to not be able to find someone in this day and age.
I’m not sure who might be able to answer this question, but wouldn’t they need to prove that they tried to find me. I’m on Facebook and Twitter. Recently, I was forced to change my phone number, but I had had my old number for at least ten years. So, I want to know if anyone has ever proved that an energy company didn’t put forth a full effort to find them. I could’ve used the money. My life changed a lot during the pandemic and not in a good way.