Natural Gas well theft in Clay County Ky

Natural Gas well theft in Clay County Ky

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Concerned Land owner

Lexington, KY

#1 Jun 18, 2012
Why would my natural gas well have two separate lines coming from it?? One is 2 inch and the other is 4 inch.We have been told by a neighbor that the former lease man is apparently trying to steal not only natural gas but oil too.Seven other neighbors have discovered the same on there so called abandoned gas wells just here recently.
Any information would be appreciated.The state has said that these wells were not even producing....but yet now the drip station that is hooked to it is sweating up hell.The more neighbors I get in touch with ,seems like have been going through the same thing.They used to have turn off valves,but the damn man has took them off now.WE have come back to our property from out of state to find all of this has happened in the past three months.Our attorney is out of state and is getting in contact with a law firm out of Cincinatti for help.Our property is located off of 687 in clay county Ky,Close to the Lebanon Church.
Neighbor

Mayfield, KY

#2 Jun 18, 2012
Concerned Land owner wrote:
Why would my natural gas well have two separate lines coming from it?? One is 2 inch and the other is 4 inch.We have been told by a neighbor that the former lease man is apparently trying to steal not only natural gas but oil too.Seven other neighbors have discovered the same on there so called abandoned gas wells just here recently.
Any information would be appreciated.The state has said that these wells were not even producing....but yet now the drip station that is hooked to it is sweating up hell.The more neighbors I get in touch with ,seems like have been going through the same thing.They used to have turn off valves,but the damn man has took them off now.WE have come back to our property from out of state to find all of this has happened in the past three months.Our attorney is out of state and is getting in contact with a law firm out of Cincinatti for help.Our property is located off of 687 in clay county Ky,Close to the Lebanon Church.
That whole situation is a mess. Yes they have been stealing gas from everyone in that area and only a couple have been getting paid. They do not have leases to drill, but forge them and file them anyway in different counties. Good Luck with this one.
HelpMe Gov

London, KY

#3 Jun 18, 2012
Stay away from foreigners in the gas business. The Mexxies are crooks. The Iranians are crooks. The Syrians are crooks. The Jordanians are crooks. Deal with the white Anerican crooks at least their money will remain here in the US.

I have several leases paying at the moment and they are crooks too. Get someone to meter their graph. Check the graph every few days. Keep your own totals and see if they are close to the check amount you receive.
Concerned Land owner

Lexington, KY

#4 Jun 18, 2012
Do you know the names of any of the dishonest gas lease men or at least a first or last name?
Advice

London, KY

#5 Jun 19, 2012
Concerned Land owner wrote:
Why would my natural gas well have two separate lines coming from it?? One is 2 inch and the other is 4 inch.We have been told by a neighbor that the former lease man is apparently trying to steal not only natural gas but oil too.Seven other neighbors have discovered the same on there so called abandoned gas wells just here recently.
Any information would be appreciated.The state has said that these wells were not even producing....but yet now the drip station that is hooked to it is sweating up hell.The more neighbors I get in touch with ,seems like have been going through the same thing.They used to have turn off valves,but the damn man has took them off now.WE have come back to our property from out of state to find all of this has happened in the past three months.Our attorney is out of state and is getting in contact with a law firm out of Cincinatti for help.Our property is located off of 687 in clay county Ky,Close to the Lebanon Church.
I hope you took plenty of pictures? If not you need to take some so you will have them for evidence,also be able to better explain to others jsut exactly what is going on that shouldnt be,and also having pics will help you note of anything being changed since you were there last time.I would get some asap if not already taken.Also it might be a good idea to place one of those game trail cameras pointed at the well to take pictures.That way you can see exactly who has been doing what.Make sure it is hidden in a tree or somewhere it wont be noticed by others.One that doesnt have a flash to give the location away would be best.You can buy a decent one these days for less than $200 and sometimes less than a $100.
Skater

United States

#6 Jun 19, 2012
If they DO Not have a valid lease or RIGHT OF WAY, and no way to shut the gas flow off. Disconnect them from the pipeline.
tell all

Lexington, KY

#7 Jun 25, 2012
Got plenty of pictures and video.They are so stupid.all of the landowners in the area of laurel and clay county better be watching your well that is supposed to be shut in.The gas lease men are connecting the pipeline anyway underground and telling landowners that there wells are dried up and not producing.When they are producing,very few landowners are getting paid and the gas lease men are getting by with it for now,I know many more farmers in the area that are beginning to watch there property more closely.beware of any gas lease men ,,do not sign any new leases ,until you get a lawyer from another town.
Mr Deed

Lexington, KY

#8 Jun 25, 2012
Does anyone know the gas inspectors name for laurel or clay county?having problems with a gas lease man trespassing on our land.he don't even have a lease on our well.already got some video of him doing it.we live off of hwy 687 in clay county.And does anybody know about a pump station in the area.who owns it??

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