Drilling pads

The drilling pads take up to six acres of land. Once you have signed the lease, You are allowing access to the land and possible loss of that much acreage-recently we were offered 5000 for a drilling pad but that land may be tied up forever-i believe that is only 1000 for 5 or more acres.

Gas is really low under $2.00 mcf, so I don't know why other than our lease will be expiring 2013 and they don't want to pay the higher price. I may be wrong and it may be 5000 per acre per pad but i don't think so. Drilling pads should pay around 30,000 per 5 acres and 10000 for each additional pad.