Apr 07, 2013
Your are an owner of a property, means you own the surface rights!
Mineral rights are severable from land ownership!
Curious, why you think you have the rights to the subterranean minerals?
I would get in touch with lawyers knowledgeable in these matters, think you maybe in for a surprise!
Regarding fracking; if the NG and/or Oil Explorations company only utilize vertical fracking they can't go after the fozzil fuels under your property, however with the development of Horizontal fracking (developed late 1990's) they can then go down, then out anyway then want to go!
Google fracking and U.S. Mineral rights; however mineral rights law are usually the same worldwide!