Mineral owners own 100% of the minerals oil and gas companies want to produce for a PROFIT. What would be a fair and equitable balance for them to profit from producing our minerals. while our state argues that 12.5% is just they sign leases that entitle them to twice that. oil and gas thinks that 12.5% is to high and we need to pay the costs of getting our gas to market so that they can profit more. So what is the fair amount of our minerals to give up just so some one else can market them--75-25 , 80-20, or is it the 87.5-12.5. I think I heard the first lease in WV was a 50/50 lease my how times have changed at the current rate we will end up owing the oil/gas companies to produce our minerals.