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Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Golden Boy Rides Again

Image courtesy of Greater London Authority
May 31 is graduation day and the last day of school for AISD students.   While
neighbors celebrate this special milestone, Chesapeake will host a meeting in our community to discuss their plans for the Rocking Horse Drill Site located at South Collins and Caplin Dr.  This meeting will be held from 7-8 p.m. at the NY Ave Church of Christ, 5371 NY Ave, Arlington, TX. 

Although we expressed our conflict with this meeting date due to graduations, Chesapeake decided to move forward on additional permits for the Rocking Horse Drill Site.  A total of about a dozen wells are planned for this location.

To date, one well is quietly producing according to the postcard they mailed out to residents.  We'd like to know what they are doing over there, because the production of our minerals has been anything but quiet.

From the appearance of the plat we wonder how they will accomplish their goal since many residents did not sign a lease.   This is the plat, and the shaded areas represent unleased properties:
A Chesapeake representative indicated that they have all the necessary leases.   However, the Texas Statewide Spacing Rule states that a well may not be drilled closer than 330 feet to any unleased property.  Most likely Chesapeake will be filing a Rule 37 spacing exception with the Texas Railroad Commission.  With that in mind, check your mail carefully as you may not recognize this unofficial looking correspondence.  If you do not wish to sign, you will need to protest by filling out the form and returning it promptly.  We have individuals in the community who are able to assist with the Rule 37 process. 

If Chesapeake treated us like human beings rather than a tract number on a plat, perhaps we might like them better.  We are nothing but a mere inconvenience on top of their gas reservoir.  God help us please.