Transmission pipelines are typically large diameter pipelines used to transport natural gas from state to state. Interstate Transmission Pipelines are regulated by FERC and often pose the potential of eminent domain and condemnation if the landowner is unable to reach an acceptable Pipeline Right-of-Way Agreement with the company.
Remember, even though a pipeline company may ultimately obtain eminent domain authority, the landowner still has the ability to negotiate significantly higher compensation than initially offered and to negotiate for important property protection terms. Remember, it is very rare that the pipeline or gas company’s initial offer is their best offer. Virtually all offers are negotiable. Click here to learn more about FERC Pipeline Projects.