I'm new to this forum and need some help, please! My family and I have been approached by Chesapeake to renegotiate a mineral rights lease for 22+ acres in Marshall County, WV. They've offered us 12% royalties, net, and $100 each to sign the new lease. The way I read it, it allows them to drill through the existing natural gas storage area beneath the tract and has no expiration date. My question is this; is the 12% offer the going rate for royalties? There is a further complication to this situation; there appears to be a large natural gas compressor site on top of the land and we wonder if using the played-out oil reservoir as a gas storage area constitutes "production" if they shift gas in and out of the property? Since there's no way to keep track of any gas seeping into the storage area (or out, to be fair) how do we know that we aren't owed "something" for such use? Any comments or information would be very welcome; we thank you for your help!