Amid Fracking Boom, Unlicensed Middlemen Often Closing the Deals Reuters Investigates

Reuters    October 2, 2012

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:   Drilling companies are hiring and dispatching brokers to cut deals with local land owners for their mineral rights. The mission of these so-called “land men”: Close the deal quickly.

Reuters travelled to Carroll County, Ohio, to find out more about this unregulated aspect of the hydraulic fracturing boom.

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