Mineral Estate:

Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 3 Cases of Interest to Land & Mineral Owners

Last week the Texas Supreme Court granted petitions to hear appeals of two cases that could significantly affect the rights of Texas land and mineral owners: Atmos Energy Corp v. Town of DISH, 15-0613, and…

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BASICS OF THE OIL & GAS LEASE

Among the rights that come with the ownership of a mineral interest is the right to explore for and produce the minerals. Since this would be impractical for almost all of us, the ownership of…

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DUTIES OF MINERAL OWNERSHIP

The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), the nation’s largest organization which represents owners of mineral rights, suggests that there are “ten duties” of mineral owners. We at MyMineralRights.com believe these “ten duties” are worth…

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FRACTIONALIZATION

Bequeathing Mineral Rights Mineral rights are commonly inherited and passed down from one generation to another within families. People who own minerals commonly obtain their mineral rights via inheritance from an older relative and plan…

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TAXES

What Taxes Do Mineral Owners Need to be Aware of? If you own minerals, you need to understand that you may be subject to taxation at several levels of government. First of all, understand that…

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LEASING VS. SELLING MINERAL RIGHTS

If you own minerals in an area where there is oil and gas activity, you have probably received (or will receive at some point) a letter in the mail, or perhaps even a phone call,…

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