Actually, I think mine has a lot to do with the fact that I wrote the following email to an EOG executive earlier this year:
Subject: Montague Co Taxes
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Date: 04/29/2016 6:11 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Montague Co Taxes
I am currently a small royalty owner with EOG Resources who receives royalty payments.
Recently, I have stumbled upon tax records in Montague County that have several of my dead relatives as living interest owners that are sharing my interests (and many others) - Is this legal? My grandmother, Lucille Luna Shaw (last four of Montague tax GEOID: 7418), for instance, died July 12, 1997, yet EOG began paying her royalty payments - along with the rest of us heirs (and unbeknownest to us) - beginning in 2012 for Lue A, 1h & 2h & Lue B 3h (property tax ids: N63701, N64319, N59940; Lue A1h - Texas Railroad Commission # 270737-API# 42-337-34535; Lue A2h - TxRRC #270738-API #42-337-34538; Lue B3h - TxRRC #31976-API #42-337-34542) & Salona B, 3h & 4h (Property tax id N63874, N64062; Salona B3h - TxRRC # 270747-API #42-337-34549; Salona B4h - TxRRC #270748-API #42-337-34548) units. All three of her sisters (Ola Mae Luna Womack Yerby - d. Circa 1975; Martha Odell Luna Wells-d. Circa 1986 [last four digits of Montague property tax GEOID: 7431]; and Mary Elizabeth (“Mollie”) Luna Harper [last four digits of Montague property tax GEOID: 7419] who died in 2002) - as well as many of their first cousins - all of whom are of the same 3rd generation in our family and all who all died before any of these wells that are producing now ever existed (and no, as far as my grandmother and her three sisters go, there’s no trusts or life estates that exist nor anything like it) started receiving in 2012 a share of royalties in similar accounts, per tax records.
When I brought this to the attention of Lisa Cook at EOG she sent me an e-mail in May 2015 diismissing tax records information as inaccurate and dated and should not be considered a reliable source of information (after giving us my grandmothers’ share of her Lue & Salona units and closing her “suspense” account.)
Because of all this, my family and I now have the additional hassle of paying the taxes on this account or being threatened with liens.
My grandmother’s sisters, though, as well as many other deceased relatives are still receiving .0002320 interest in Lue A2h, [so]
It looks like EOG holds all of my dead relatives’ interest payments in “suspense” accounts (keeping the money this way instead of turning it into unclaimed property - because the Comptroller never had any of my grandmother’s payments, by the way) and by entering “%unknown%” in the street number or in the street’s name of the address field as their ‘addresses’ [therefore making it an undeliverable tax bill for the mailman] EOG continues to pay the taxes under the guise of holding it until the heirs retrieve it (and since the heirs never know to retrieve it unless they go searching for dead relatives in tax records - which is possible however unlikely) - EOG can continue to pad the revenue.
Also, the names of these decedants are not listed in ANY of the pooling declarations filed in the Montague Co. Clerk’s office, either.
Additionally, on one of the wells, Lue A 1h (34535), tax records show that for EOG’s values - as a royalty owner - in this well went from $727,210 in 2013 to $807,640 in 2014 but the rest of us “fellow” small royalty owners and our values in the same exact well- all 316 of us - show that our values decreased in 2014. (Please see complete list at:
In 2013, I discovered that EOG neglected to have me sign a 1.0 acre lease before they started drilling what is now Spillman B & since no one would answer me, I began to find things out on my own.