A gas balancing arrangement settles the over-use or under-use of a gas well by the various partners who have interests in it. This arrangement is needed when there are two or more partners in a gas well. One partner decides not to sell any gas in the current period, perhaps due to unfavorable market conditions, so the other partner takes the production and sells it. In the future, the non-selling partner has a right to take more gas than its interest would normally allow, to balance out the sharing of gas over time. Alternatively, the non-selling partner may accept a cash payment from the other partner, or gas from another well. This arrangement may be considered a derivative instrument; if so, the firms must produce the disclosures required for any derivative instruments.