It has been a long time since I have been really active on this site. I have since retired (with 28 years) from teaching and am loving it. My motto: Retired with NOTHING to Do and ALL Day to DO it. My husband also retired from an oil and gas services company at the same time, but did contract work for them for about 3 years after he retired (with 28 years). I have completed (as of October 2016) my Bucket List of seeing/visiting/exploring ALL 50 States. I have also seen/visited/explored ALL Lower Provinces of Canada. What to do next? Continue travelling as much as we can. I am now a Grandma of 4 Grandchildren....when we last spoke, I was a Grandma of only 1 Granddaughter. I have since had 2 more Granddaughters and 1 grandson. I will be welcoming another grandchild in May or June. Love being retired so that I can spend time with all these babies since they live close to my husband and me.
Don't worry little ole 1st grade, the whole world is a tall tale. Sometimes some tells are taller than others, and sometimes they reflect a different light on a subject.
My lease ran out in Feb. 2010 and I'm not counting on a lease any time soon. The math doesn't add up with the price of NG along with the leased property that's closer to the pay dirt. I'm too far away from the core and it would take a Independent to take a chance and invest in a lease and drill a well. That could happen, it has before.
My sincere apology for the delayed reply....I've been in and out for the past few months.
I'm not aware of a whole lot of recent leasing or drilling activity in Shelby Co. With gas prices decreasing to their current low levels I know that companies are shifting their activities to the liquid plays. I expect that trend to continue for awhile before demand falls more in line with supply.
I hope all is well with you.
Good to be back on this site. Hope things start looking up for all us land owners. Would love to hear more about GoHaynesvilleShale in the East Texas area.