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Surface Owners Win CBM Royalties (access required)

In this dispute between the current land surface owners and the successors to coal grantee rights, the Supreme Court of Virginia says an 1887 deed did not confer the right to royalties from coal bed methane gas production to owners of the coal; the surface owners have always owned all mineral estates within their lands ...

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