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Pennsylvania agrees to settle gas drilling royalties lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed more than five years ago against Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake, which filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas in June.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Are gas royalty owners buyers or sellers? In a court fight over royalties, the answer to that question could make all the difference to landowners

The state attorney general’s office says when someone sells drilling rights to a company, they should be covered under the consumer protection law. Drillers in the lawsuit argue the landowners aren’t buying anything — so they’re not protected consumers.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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