Category: Mineral Owners

Landowners Carbon Credits vs. Tax Credits: Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy

Carbon Credits vs. Tax Credits: Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy

Are you interested in investing in geothermal, carbon credits, wind or solar energy? If yes, you might also be wondering about what kind of monetary incentives are available. Read more below to learn about what kind of credits can be available for each type of renewable energy investment. Carbon credits and tax credits are both …

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Landowners Mineral Leasing with Renewable Energy Leasing Coexisting

Mineral Leasing with Renewable Energy Leasing Coexisting

When a surface owner leases land for renewable energy development, there are implications for mineral owners looking for mineral leasing options. These implications can vary depending on the terms of the lease agreement and the laws of the state where the property is located. Surface and mineral ownership in the US are separate so different …

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Landowners Inspired by the Past, Shaping the Future

Inspired by the Past, Shaping the Future

A ranching family, who has stewarded more than 5,000 acres in southeastern Wyoming for generations, used information they found on LandGate.com to transform an eyesore on their property into a business-changing moneymaker. In two years, income from solar energy leases resulting from the information not only removed the pressure to sell a portion of their …

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Mineral Owners Understanding Oil & Gas Mineral Royalties

Understanding Oil & Gas Mineral Royalties

At LandGate, our clients often ask if they should demand a higher oil and gas lease bonus payment or a higher oil and gas royalty when negotiating an oil and gas lease. That’s a great question. Not all mineral rights owners are in the same financial situation. Although this is a royalty discussion, lets first …

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Mineral Owners Oil and Gas Lease Provisions

Oil and Gas Lease Provisions

Historically, mineral owners (“lessor”) and landmen/oil companies (“lessee”) spend most of their time focusing and negotiating the bonus payment, primary term and royalty provisions of an oil and gas lease. These provisions are important, but they represent only a small number of the critical elements of the lease.  The following is a list and a …

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Landowners Finding Legitimate Mineral Rights Buyers in 2023

Finding Legitimate Mineral Rights Buyers in 2023

Mineral Rights Buyers in 2023 Many mineral owners receive plenty of solicitations when it comes to those wanting to buy their minerals – phone calls, letters, etc. A simple Google search will offer you numerous options for companies that buy minerals. But these buyers are often just looking to acquire your valuable mineral assets for …

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Landowners Surface vs Mineral Rights – What’s the Difference?

Surface vs Mineral Rights – What’s the Difference?

There is a big difference between surface rights and mineral rights. At LandGate, we assist thousands of property rights owners and have seen an increase in questions related to surface rights. As a result of the recent push to increase the development of wind and solar farms, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the …

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Landowners Different Resource Leasing Options That Landowners Have

Different Resource Leasing Options That Landowners Have

Landowners have a variety of resource leasing options when it comes to their land’s resources. Leasing land for solar, wind, carbon, water, minerals, mining, and EV charging battery storage can provide property owners with passive income without having to sell any acreage. Here’s a brief overview of some of the options available: Solar Leasing Landowners …

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Landowners Mineral Lease Agreements

Mineral Lease Agreements

How can I tell if my mineral lease is dead and I can sign a new lease? It is important to understand the terms of your mineral lease and make sure the operator isn’t bending the rules, so to speak, and trying to claim that your lease is still active. Since lease agreements generally require …

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Landowners Selling Minerals or Holding

Selling Minerals or Holding

I keep hearing in the news that oil and/or gas prices are low, can I still make money on my mineral rights? Oil and gas is a cyclical commodity, meaning that there are periods of high demand followed by periods of high supply. While these prices will impact the perceived value of an asset, most …

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