In addition to any compensation owed by the operator to the
surface owner pursuant to the provisions of article six-b of this
chapter, the operator shall pay the surface owner a one-time
payment of $2,500 to compensate for payment of real property taxes
for surface lands and surrounding lands that are encumbered or
disturbed by construction or operation of the horizontal well pad
regardless of how many wells are drilled on a single pad or how
many permits are issued for the pad.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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