In a case arising out of Susquehanna County, a natural gas lease was threatened by heirs of a former land owner. The heirs claimed that the term “mineral” found in an old deed included natural gas. Citing the 130 year old case of Dunham v Kilpatrick, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against the heirs. Mineral does not include natural gas. The deed reserving such rights needs to be specific and state “natural gas”.
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