You’re always knowledgeable about these things. Glad I was advised to join the forums! I currently own 10 acres. Nothing big. And I’m not so in need of money that I’m willing to sell it immediately (unless the offer was right). Sad thing is, they thought I owned the mineral rights, so they declined the offer.
Right of Way for pipelines, pads for drilling and water rights? Just like Melissa, I had no knowledge of this! Had I not read this post, I would have been discouraged at having been a surface owner. Again, your information truly is invaluable.
Will continue to monitor for any more (legitimate) offers, and what else I’m able to do with the land.