MEETING: Monday, December 7, 6 p.m., Library Annex, 611 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville

Understanding the sale of royalties and mineral rights

The Ohio State University Extension Office with Belmont and Monroe counties, are presenting an educational session for landowners regarding factors to consider when thinking about selling royalties or mineral rights. This free session is 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 at the Barnesville Library Annex, 611 N. Chestnut St. Pre-registration is required by calling the Belmont County Extension Office at (740) 695-1455. The recent lull in permitting, drilling and production of shale wells has spurred landowner interest in the possible sale of mineral rights and royalties. At the same time, royalty and mineral rights purchasing companies have increased efforts to purchase.