Yep,Cortland is about 20 min.northeast of Freetown.They put a catch line on the rd.going into Cortland from us--goes up the hill into the woods about a mile--they were pretty good in cleaning up,re-seeding & didn't trash to many trees--I think it's universal--there are reputable co's & bootleg co's---people signed a contract & probably didn't have a clue--just dollars per acre & it's people like your neice that gets to look at it & I hate to be the one to say it,but,if they put a drilling production site close to her,I'm pretty sure she's got a feed line coming from where a production site will be--trucks are able to fill from the road--it's 24/7 trucks,lit up like Yankee stadium & noise 24/7 & her house will be worth nothing on the market even if she got fed up w/ it & tried to sell--at this time-gas drilling is on hold in NYS--I just hope that we get all the T's crossed & I's dotted[quote---time for barn chores---later Dann. Freetown Fred="Dann757"]Hey Fred, Are you up there south of Cortland? My neice's home is just outside of Owego, NY. Summer before last, I went up there and painted her house for her. Beautiful 2 acre lot with awesome view all the way to The Endless Mountains in PA. Houses are pretty far apart on her mountain road.
Well, last year they put in a gas line 50 yards up the road from her. That neighborhood is so quiet and serene. They were annoyed ALL summer by the out of state construction crews, starting heavy equipment early in the morning, rough guys swearing all day long, etc. I never would have thought that could happen in rural Tioga County. Now there's a big swath carving up the hill where pristine woods used to be.
I thought it would be fair to dig a Charlie type tunnel from the back yard to the buried pipe. I don't know the diameter but I bet it's pretty big. Get up to it and tap in a one inch fitting!!!! Free gas forever and undetectable.
I've also heard of locals having gas wells on their own property, with sweet royalties coming in![/quote]