Western Production, acting as agent for Chesapeake Energy, has raised the bidding in central Arlington and Briarwood Estates, reports the Fielder Park Gas Lease Negotiation Group. Western is offering $6,000 an acre and 25 percent royalty, reports Bernetta Glasser, head of the group, which represents about 180 property owners. Carrizo Oil and Gas and its agent, Cheaha Land Services, started the leasing battle with an offer of $1,200 an acre and 23 percent. Glasser said her group has a meeting planned for Thursday evening. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.