NEXUS pipeline thinks that they can park up against the pre-existing right of way for electric lines that run thru our property. I mean if there is already a right of way thru there, lets just make it larger!! Well bull crap! I do not want the electric lines going thru my property and certianly do not want to pay taxes on more land that is making money for someone else. The only way they can make a gas pipeline palatable to me is if I get a royalty for the gas that is flowing thru it every second. Why do people get royalties when oil or gas is pumped out of the ground but not when it is pumped across their property? If this gas line goes thru my property ( which it probably will cuz i do not have any rights on my own land), I will be paying taxes on 1/3 of my land that is tied up in right-of -way. If they really need to sell our gas to canada, let them put the pipe in someone elses back yard, I'm already eatin' crap, put urs on someone elses dish.
"The only way they can make a gas pipeline palatable to me is if I get a royalty for the gas that is flowing thru it every second."
0% chance that will happen. And that's being generous.
"Why do people get royalties when oil or gas is pumped out of the ground but not when it is pumped across their property?"
Because it's not your gas being piped across your property. You have no ownership of it.
"f they really need to sell our gas to canada, let them put the pipe in someone elses back yard"
And if the next guy says no? And the next guy? And the next guy? If everyone was a 'Hell-noer!' we'd all be Amish.
Sounds like you and the pipeline company are in for a fight.
The sooner you hire an attorney with pipeline experience the better your chances will be that you can reach a resolution that you can live with.
There is no right or wrong answer to allowing a pipeline right-of-way. It is up to each individual to determine whether or not they are comfortable with a pipeline running through their property.
You may want to base part of your opposition to the pipeline from a safety concern. Examples you could use to support your position would be the Tennessee Gas pipeline explosion in 2011 (Frank Zehentbauer Farm, Hanover Township, Columbiana County) and more recently the pipe explosion in WV near Beckley. Melted the siding on the house in both cases. You will get more sympathy from a jury on the basis of safety (and maybe some pictures of how bad the damage was from those explosions to the houses) than if you tell them you just don't want the extra tax burden (and the company could counter by saying they would pick up the expense of the additional tax).
I feel your pain.Is this subject to eminent domain ? there are a lot of varibles that can come into this. honestly we did sign a pipe line agreement it was un developed land we took the length x the width of the proposed right-of-way for total square feet involved and please round up on the length DON'T TRUST THERE TAPE MEASURE made in china I think divide that figure by 43,560 which I believe square footage of an acre and you'll get a pretty accurate measurement of the land involved we used the value of 25,000.00 an acre to come up with our comfort number and while hiring an attorney is good advice I strongly recommend that you educate yourself and ask for references this web-site has tons of info on the subject good-luck hope this helps P.S. depending on how crappy the agreement is you'll have addenda we had 24 to add to our agreement
The NEXUS pipeline crosses state lines, so it will have to be FERC approved, and FERC approval will give it eminent domain powers. With eminent domain, you lose most/all of your negotiating power. Your best chance to change the pipeline route, or stop the pipeline, is now. You'll have to either get educated quickly or get an attorney who knows this stuff. I'd do it, but I'm not licensed in OH. There will be opposition groups out there, if there aren't already. It shouldn't take long to find them online.
As far as getting a royalty for the gas that flows across, that won't happen. You could try to get wheelage. That's an amount paid for every Mcf/MMcf/Bcf that flows across your property. It was done a lot in the coal mines but hasn't been done in oil and gas pipelines much, if at all. Suggest that you'll take a lower bonus amount in exchange for wheelage. The bonus is nice, but the wheelage is nicer as it lets you know they're still using the pipeline. I'd even consider taking no bonus just to get wheelage.
The dangers of a large pipeline explosion are high. It's not hard to find video online.