National Association of Royalty Owners
The ONLY national organization representing, solely and without
compromise, oil & gas royalty interests.


Join us for dinner and some education

Wednesday, October 4 at Uncle Julio's.
This event is free and open to the public, however you must pre-register so our catering numbers will be correct.  
To register online visit  Fuel Yourself with Knowledge - Austin  or feel free to call the national office to register 


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NARO Texas
2018 Convention




July 12-14
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk






Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association (“TLMA”) is a statewide advocacy association whose members are farmers, ranchers, and royalty owners.  TLMA’s charter is to support a business and legal environment that accommodates the continued exploration for and production of oil and natural gas and also protects the property rights of mineral owners.

The National Association of Royalty Owners-Texas, Inc. (“NARO-Texas”) is a non-profit trade association organized under Texas law, representing a statewide membership of oil and gas royalty owners and landowners. NAROTexas seeks to protect the economic interests and promote the legal rights of oil and gas royalty owners throughout Texas.  TLMA and NARO-Texas are paying the fees for preparation and submission of this brief.





Texas Land & Mineral Owners’ Association files this brief in support of the Hyders’ arguments. The lease in question was negotiated by sophisticated parties represented by counsel; the parties exercised their freedom of contract and agreed to modify the general rules regarding cost sharing of post-production costs; the parties in clear and unambiguous language declared that the lessor’s overriding royalty shall be “cost-free;” the court of appeals applied settled rules of construction to interpret the lease and correctly decided the case; and this Court does not have conflicts jurisdiction. In the alternative, if the Court should grant the Petition for Review, the judgment of the Fourth Court of Appeals should be affirmed.

This is one of a long line of cases in which Chesapeake has sought to profit at the expense of royalty owners by unjustified deduction of post-production costs from royalties. Chesapeake is the most aggressive exploration company in the industry in seeking to deduct post-production costs. Its practices have led most recently to a class action RICO suit in Pennsylvania1 and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice of its royalty payment practices. Investigative reports published by Pro Publica, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes3 conclude that Chesapeake’s methods have greatly reduced the royalties it pays to its royalty

owners, by an average of 85 cents per mcf – much more than other similarly situated operators. Royalty owners’ suits have been brought against Chesapeake by the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Independent School District, the City of Arlington, the Arlington Independent School District, the Bass family, and Tarrant County College, among many others. These suits have caused the company to report in its latest annual report that “adverse results in pending cases would cause our obligations to royalty owners to increase and would negatively impact our future results of operations.”


For the full amicus brief, click here 


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20162017Officers and Directors

President (Co-Director District 6) Jack   Fleet
1st VP (Co-Director District 8) Gaylan   Pinkerton
2nd VP (Director District 4)  Glenn   Jones
Treasurer (Director District 8A) Candice  Upton Brewer
Secretary (Co-Director District 8) Jerry

Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin) Allen   Gilmer
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin) Grant
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin) Will   Lawes
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin)Gaylan Pinkerton
Dist 2 (Bee, Live Oak) Edward   Sealy
Dist 3 (Houston/Beaumont) Jerry  


Dist 4 (S TX) (Co-Director) Juan Lino  Garza, CMM
Dist 4 (S TX) (Co-Director) Wade  Caldwell
Dist 4 (S TX) (Co-Director) Dana Church, CMM
Dist 5 (DFW) (Co-Director) Glen   Jones
Dist 5 (DFW) (Co-Director) George   Wilson CMM
Dist 5 (DFW) (Co-Director) Lee
Dist 6 (E TX Tyler) (Co-Director) Jack   Fleet
Dist 7B (Breckenridge, Weatherford) (Co-Director) Pat  Muir Bullard
Dist 7C (Sonora - San Angelo) (Co-Director) Candice  Upton Brewer
Dist 7C (Sonora - San Angelo) (Co-Director) David   Wallace
Dist 8 (Midland/Odessa) Joel   Ham
Dist 8 (Midland/Odessa) Robert

Dist 8A (Lubbock, Snyder) Wally
Dist 9 (Wichita Falls) (Co-Director) David A Fenoglio
Dist 10 (Pampa, Amarillo) Joseph   DeWooy, CMM
Dir-at-Large #1 Linn   Willers CMM
Dir-at-Large #2 Cathy Owens Akin
Dir-at-Large #3 Charles   West CMM

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