Why would anyone want to write a letter to him, the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar? What power does he have over the laws of oil and gas?
Department of the
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
I hope this letter finds you and yours happy and blessed this holiday season, peace. I have a problem that evolved from my family
trusting an oil company and the regulators of that industry. Imagine, we signed an oil and gas lease, my family, in 1981 with Exxon-Mobil at the Gladewater Gas Unit #5, Wells 1 & 2. Their landsmen told us the well would not pay out and might produce no more than five or seven years. Thirty-five years later the gas is producing at well #1 and well #2 which was reclassified to a oil well in 2006 after producing billions of cubic feet of high cost natural gas is shut-in just as the price of oil is increasing. I am familiar with oil and gas law because of the way Exxon-Mobil has disenriched my family at this lease. I have contacted with no avail, the US Attorney, the Texas Railroad Commission, and Exxon-Mobil which received a certified Notification of Breach of Contract. The last royalty check I received was for
$0.15 which represents my share of the fair market value of the commodities natural gas, condensates, and oil after 35 years of production which is over 4,000,000,000 cubic feet of gas, easily could have been more if the lease was developed properly, and the shut-in royalty clause has been ignored; we have been paid less than $2,000 since 1981.
Where are we? Is this Nigeria or Russia? Who has the protection of royalty owners here in this country? Why does my being black eliminate me, my family from getting paid for our oil and gas in the East Texas Oil Field, while the white people are being paid by Exxon-Mobil? We have lost a generation that should have reaped the profits from our land but I am asking you to help us by any means
within your disposal, I am tired of being swindled by Exxon-Mobil.
I wrote this letter to give hope to other black oil/gas royalty owners who have been defrauded by the system here in Texas that will shut-in a oil well of a black lease owner rather than pay him or his family, in my case it has been 35 years of being defrauded. Maybe this Secretary of the Interior has not been bought out by the Oil/Gas Mafia and its Kingpin, Exxon-Mobil? There is no one in control here in Texas, the Supreme Court is an extension of oil because it has always ruled in their favor and subverted land ownership by blacks thus destroying deeds with mineral rights and the Texas Railroad Commission is a joke. If by chance you have been defrauded write a letter to Secretary Salazar, this is not Russia.