Three days after suspending leasing with the Bedford-Colleyville Mineral Rights Coalition, Titan Resources on Wednesday told the big group that "all our efforts to lease mineral interests of members of BC-MRC are now terminated." Titan said it will not accept any new leases but is honoring drafts issued through Oct. 18. "It is our hope that new opportunities will occur for leasing activities in the future, and we appreciate all of the mineral owners in the BC-MRC," Titan said in an announcement sent the homeowners group. The group posted on its Web site a statement that it is "extremely disappointed and strong disagrees with this unilateral decision by Titan. It plans to consider all options at its disposal to seek to enforce the agreement which Titan has now repudiated, as should all individual members." The group estimates that Titan signed leases with 15 percent of its members, "but needs far more acreage within BC-MRC boundaries to form effective drilling units." It urged members to remain united and "not feel pressured to accept something less than what has already been offered and accepted just because of claims that competitive conditions have subsequently changed."
-- Jim Fuquay