Why Texas is the best place to be for oil exploration and production

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 3:39 pm    

Over recent years, Texas has been among the most attractive places to explore and invest in petroleum, coal, oil, and natural gas. Investors and other major players in the energy business continue to eye the state as a place where the energy sector’s full potential for growth and revenue could be realized.

Rich energy reserves are Texas’ greatest comparative advantage. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas has the highest crude oil reserve in the country, and is also its number one producer. The EIA added that nearly a third of the top 100 gas-producing fields in the country are located in Texas. When it comes to coal production, Texas ranks first among the largest producer of lignite, a type of coal used to generate power.

These are just a few of the many reasons why investors continue to capitalize on Texas’ energy sector. If you want to take part in this economic trend by selling your mineral rights, our team of mineral rights brokers at The Mineral Auction can help you make the most out its value. Call us at (512) 698-2802 to know more about our services.


Applied LNG reaches financing deal with Texas Capital Bank

Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 4:40 pm    

Applied LNG closed a $22.5 million deal with Texas Capital Bank to finance the construction of a liquefier to process liquefied natural gas (LNG) at their LNG plant in Midlothian, TX, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal stated on February 2.

The liquefier is the first of six the company plans to construct on the 31-acre facility just south of oil and natural gas-rich Dallas-Fort Worth. The liquefier, which is expected to be completed mid-year, will increase the company’s LNG production. It is also expected to provide the South, the Midwest, and the Eastern seaboards with their needed LNG supply.

Applied LNG Chief Executive Cem Hacioglu said in a statement that the company’s partnership with Texas Capital Bank is a testament to the company’s stability and its growth potential in the oil and natural gas sector.

The continuous investment in LNG exploration and drilling proves that the oil and natural gas boom in Texas is far from over. If you want to take part in this upward economic trend, sell your mineral rights today by consulting with our mineral rights broker at The Mineral Auction. Call us at (512) 698-2802 today.


Hillcrest’s production rises after Gulfsands acquisition

Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 3:56 pm    

Hillcrest Resources Ltd. announced that on December 19, it completed the purchase of Texas-based Gulfsands Petroleum USA, according to a press statement published by the Marketwatch on January 20.

The purchase caused Hillcrest’s production to increase by approximately 171 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 420 thousand cubic feet of gas per day. The company also said that apart from increased oil and gas production, it identified four new infill drilling locations and also continued their well re-completion and maintenance projects.

The newly-sealed deal also relocates Hillcrest’s main office to Houston,TX. According to Hillcrest CEO and Chairman Don Currie, the change of address would move their headquarters to a location nearer to their production facilities and would also streamline administrative responsibilities and operations.

Major players in the oil and gas industry are switching to their newest location of interest – Texas. If you want to take part in this economic boom by selling your mineral rights, speak with our team of mineral rights brokers at The Mineral Auction by calling (512) 698-2802 today.


South Texas counties want to benefit from mineral rights

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 5:34 pm    

Counties in the oil-rich Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas wish to lease rights of way and mineral rights underneath county roads to repair those roads damaged by heavy-duty carriers of oil field equipment, The Texas Tribune reported.

However, a 1960 ruling by an attorney general regarding the state’s sovereignty over roads prevents counties from negotiating for and receiving revenue from leases. DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler and representatives from other counties plan to seek legislation that would allow counties to negotiate or at least receive some revenue from mineral rights leases and royalties. Fowler said it is right for counties to receive a part of the revenue from mineral rights beneath roads, as they are the ones who typically maintain and repair roads.

The 54-year-old opinion indicates that leases and royalties from mineral rights found beneath roads should go to the state general fund.

The revenue from mineral rights can also be economically favorable to the individual families who own them. If you want to reap the full benefits of the mineral rights you own in Texas, consider selling them with the help of our team of mineral rights brokers at The Mineral Auction. Call us today at (512) 698-2802.


Uranium, a valuable mineral in Texas

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 6:40 pm    

Having been discovered accidentally in 1954 during a survey to look for petroleum deposits, uranium is among the most valuable minerals productively being recovered across Texas, specifically within uranium-rich areas of Coastal Plain and Trans-Pecos.

During the ’80s, uranium was the second in value among all the metallic elements mined in Texas. Apart from its military usage, uranium is utilized to fuel nuclear power plants across the country. In fact, 9% of the uranium needed by the nuclear power plants across the U.S. were extracted in the country in 2011.Other civilian usages of uranium include production of stains and dyes for wood and leather industries, and a component in lamp filaments for stage bulb lighting.

Uranium is indeed a valuable metallic mineral. By selling your uranium mineral rights, you are providing you and your family the opportunity to be financially stable and independent. To discuss about your plans of selling your mineral rights in Texas, consult with our team of brokers at The Mineral Auction by calling (512) 698-2802 today.


American Energy poised to buy more mineral rights

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7:42 pm    

American Energy Partners announced on Monday that amid its plans of entering into pipeline partnerships, acquiring oil-producing assets, and possible initial public offerings, the company is still allocating millions of dollars’ worth of funding to purchase mineral rights in some of the country’s most prolific oil-producing regions, Fuelfix reported on Tuesday, December 2.

The company, which is owned by former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon, said it will set aside $500 million from equity commitments to buy 28,000 net mineral acres and secure 29,000 acres in royalty interests. Among the formations American Energy Partners plans to invest in is the Permian Basin, one of the country’s richest oilfields located in West Texas.

Many players are still eager to secure as many mineral rights as they can despite factors that threaten the overall health of the energy sector, such as pressure over fracking bans and dwindling oil prices. This enthusiasm proves that selling your mineral rights today would help you make the most out of this energy boom. To learn more about selling your mineral rights in Texas, speak with our team of brokers at The Mineral Auction by calling (512) 698-2802 today.


Selling mineral rights means convenience

Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 5:03 pm    

Some mineral rights owners choose to sell their mineral rights rather than lease it for the purpose of convenience. Keeping up with all the paperwork, audits, and monitoring required for leasing any producing property, such as oil and gas wells, can be very demanding at times. As such, it may be more advantageous for some to leave this responsibility to those who have the experience and resources to manage the upkeep.

Owning mineral rights also means more difficulty meeting the tax requirements of a mineral rights lease. Because leasing mineral rights means receiving royalty payments on a regular basis while still owning the property, it may require more complex accounting structure as compared to selling the mineral property right away.

There are a myriad of other good reasons why you should sell your mineral rights. If you want to know more about the benefits of selling your mineral rights, and if you have plans to sell your rights in Texas, our team of brokers at The Mineral Auction would be willing to help you. Call us at (512) 698-2802 to learn more about how we can help you.


Anadarko partners with KKR & Co. in developing Eaglebine acreage

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 6:50 pm    

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is partnering with New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co. in a bid to develop its acreage across East Texas, Bloomberg reported on October 29.

An investment of $442 million has been provided by the KKR & Co. to fund the drilling of more than 500 oil and gas wells in the Eaglebine field, an oil- and gas-rich region northeast of Houston. A University of Houston lecturer on energy economics said the joint venture will help Anadarko expedite oil and gas drilling activities and secure its leased lands without having to lose much of its own funds.

An ever-increasing volume of investment in oil and gas sector means a robust public and business confidence in the industry. If you are planning to take part in the oil and gas boom in Texas by selling your mineral rights, consult with a broker at The Mineral Auction by calling (512) 698-2802 today.


Mineral or not? Defining the vague “other minerals”

Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:32 pm    

Because Texas law provides different statutory definitions of minerals, no single conveyance of “other minerals” is considered generally applicable.

Texas courts define minerals on a substance by substance approach. For instance, limestone, sand and gravel are sometimes considered minerals if they are rare and exceptional, and possess characteristics that would provide them special value. Sand useful for manufacturing cement or glass, for example, is considered a mineral while sand used for road-making purposes is not.

In some instances, substances found on or near the surface are considered a part of surface estate as a matter of law. For example, substances found in strip mining, a type of surface mining, would not be considered minerals during specific circumstances.

Selling your mineral rights requires the knowledge of a mineral rights broker who knows well the intricacies surrounding mineral rights law. To learn more about selling your mineral rights, speak with a mineral rights broker at The Mineral Auction by calling (512) 698-2802 today.


Encana to enter oil-rich Texas with Athlon acquisition

Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:02 pm    

Encana Corp. is making its way into the oil and natural gas-rich Permian region of Texas after it announced its plan to buy Athlon Energy, an online Calgary Herald report stated on September 29.

Encana plans to buy the Texas-based energy firm for a little less than $6 billion and to assume its debt worth more than $1 billion. With this deal, the company envisions producing 250,000 barrels of oil per production day by 2017, which is five times what it produced last year. The company also believes the acquired land provides the company with around 5,000 possible new drilling spots.

Selling your mineral rights to healthy and well-footed companies in the oil production sector is a guaranteed way to ensure that you get the best value out of your property. The professionals at The Mineral Auction can provide you a wide portfolio of businesses who can buy your rights when you call our office at (512) 698-2802 today.

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