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Brooke County gas lease gains OK from commission


The Weirton Daily Times

WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to lease three small county-owned parcels in McKinleyville for natural gas drilling.

Commission President Tim Ennis said the county will receive $2,646 for signing the lease with Southwestern Energy and 18 percent of royalties from natural gas collected from beneath two-thirds of an acre of land in the small community.

The land was acquired by the county through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s buyout program.

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