How Are Oil, Gas, and Mineral Rights Affected by Real Estate Deeds?

Mineral rights have long been the subject of lawsuits, federal government interventions, and of course, get-rich-quick stories. In the famed television show The Beverly Hillbillies, Jed Clampett and his family find themselves the beneficiaries of untold riches after discovering oil on their property. For most mineral rights owners, though, possession of these rights isn’t nearly so romantic—or lucrative.

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