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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Do Not Sign This Mineral Lease!

Chesapeake is drilling to a fault.   This time they are sending new gas leases in the mail to property owners near Fielder Road to Oakwood Lane and Sanford Street to Pecan Park Drive.  

Area surrounding Royal Arch Drill Site located in Arlington, TX

They are offering $220 for a five year lease, and royalty payments of 22% for the life of the well.  Five years ago they paid $4,400+ for a three year lease, and 25% royalty.

It's not just the money Arlington, TX residents are concerned about.  In addition to public health concerns, people are nervous about the prospect of drilling near a possible fault line in the area.  Here are a few comments from concerned citizens:

"Chesapeake's excuse at the time for not renewing the leases west of the center line of Del Mar Lane was: The shale is too soft to drill, and not profitable to do so, and there is a fault line that makes it difficult to drill."
"I wish folks would consider that aside from the $$, this could also be a serious health threat. Any amount they pay is not worth the adverse affects it could have on your health and of the youth in this area's health. I hope everyone has done their research."
"Thanks.  I didn't know CHK was back at it.   I'm about a mile from that area.   I am very near a fault.   Just west of Randol Mill there is a good sized fault that runs along the west side of the park.. At least that is what I have heard from a variety of people.   Arlington has a number of faults.   I've been told they generally run from the south end of DFW airport diagonally toward Lake Arlington.   Please keep me informed if you hear anything else."

Click Here for an article on man-made earthquakes occurring in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Southeast Arlington residents are feeling tremors too.
It's just not worth the risk.  


  1. Not too far at Collins and Divison by the Cowboy Stadium they are drilling one more well and they haven’t even flowed back the other 3 from when they started fracking at the end of August. I hope that fracking fluid still down there hasn’t found any faults and migrating into the old nearby mineral water well at Main and Center Street.

  2. Click here to read about Earthquakes East of the Rockies. We're in a heap of trouble.

    Accordingly, the best guide to earthquake hazard east of the Rockies is probably the earthquakes themselves.

  3. AND it's just "Common Sense."

    Click here for some of that.