In fact, some experts have called the LOI a document whose use is primarily advocated or promoted only by amateurs and marginal dealers or "joker_broker" types in the crude trade business, especially the overzealous sellers' agents and brokers in a desperate hurry to land some buyers. Mr. Ziad K. Abdelnour, President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc, a New York_based advisory firm to traders and suppliers of metals, minerals and crude oil commodities, calls the LOI document something that is primarily "used out on the Internet by inexperienced traders," and by "inexperienced 'intermediary seller' who is claiming to be the supplier."
Here is another question for you. Why would anyone try and get you to sign anything unless it is binding and could be used against you in a court of law? There is no other reason.... this is the reason they try and get you to sign this. The only person that is being locked into anything is you and usually in a way that is very one sided and only benefits the carriers and the tower companies.