Unlike the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) interstate pipeline projects addressed in my last Blog, “Gathering”, “Trunk”, and “Transportation” Pipeline Agreements do not involve the threat of eminent domain and condemnation. It is critical that landowners understand that the vast majority of Pipeline Agreements presented to Pennsylvania landowners have no potential for eminent domain and condemnation. In fact, only a very small fraction of Pipeline Agreements carry the possibility of eminent domain and a “taking” by way of condemnation.
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Pennsylvania’s tremendous production of shale gas has resulted in an overabundant supply with the pressing need to move the natural gas to other regions of the country. Pennsylvania’s natural gas market is saturated and gas companies are pressing hard to transport gas to distant markets at higher prices. As a result of the pressing need…
The Pipeline Company Landman Says the Company Will Not Offer More Money Because They Want to Be “Fair” to Other Landowners Who have Already Signed Pipeline Agreements.
There are many tactics that pipeline companies use to try to persuade landowners to sign company friendly Pipeline Agreements for low compensation. Although many of these techniques cause me to pull my hair out, one particular technique drives me especially batty.
10 Common Landowner Mistakes in Negotiating Pipeline Right-of-Way Agreements 1. Mistakenly Believing You do not Have the Right or Power to Say “No” to a Proposed Pipeline Right-of-Way Easement Agreement. Critical: Landowners must understand their right to decline a requested Pipeline Agreement and their ability to negotiate for substantial compensation, crucial property protection terms, and… Read more »