Number of lines, what they can put in it ( brine, frack water,etc ), width of easement, temporary work spaces, time frame to complete and reseed, ingress and egress, make them put it where YOU want it. Rebuilding fences, road maintenance because there's alot of traffic, contact numbers for problems your having with the pipeline company to get things straightened out . And of course money. There's alot more things to look for this is just a few ..
Do an internet search for the below document which has everything you need to know about a pipeline ROW.
Sign the wrong ROW contract and it will cost you, your children, their children, and so on and so forth until the end of time.
If you need a lawyer:
Pipeline Right Of Way Attorney, Greg Brunton 614-232-2632
For review of Pipeline Leases & Lease Contract Develpment
Here is my own version of what I think is the most important part of the ROW:
4. Purpose and Limitations on Use of Easement. This Easement is granted solely for the purposes and uses set forth and limited below:
a. Single Pipeline. This Easement allows one pipeline with a maximum diameter of __________________inches, and with the maximum pressure of product transported within the pipeline of _____ pounds per square inch. The pipeline shall be used only for the transportation of ____________________ unless renegotiated with the Lessor/landowner.
b. Depth. The top of the pipeline shall be a minimum of forty-eight (48) inches from the surface (after construction and settlement) or such minimum depth as may be required by any applicable regulation, whichever is greater. This depth was agreed upon during negotiations with the company that holds the minerals lease on this property.
Add Survey map and pictures to define ROW granted.
The next time a pipeline crosses your land, you will be paid not the previous ROW Pipeline Co.
What Land/Surface Owners Should Know
When a Landman Shows Up
And Wants an Easement/Right of Way
To Put a Pipeline Across Your Land.
Prepared by David B. McMahon • Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Oil and Gas for Smaller Mineral Owners
1624 Kenwood Road, Charleston, WV 25314
Voice/VoiceMail 304-415-4288 • Fax 810-958-6143
© May, 2010. David B. McMahon, J.D.
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It's an ugly business but someone has to tell the landowners the truth.
Thanks for taking the time to educate your unsuspecting neighbors and GMS crowd.
The land men hate us, and the bad producers will learn that not everyone is a pushover up here in the Appalachian Basin.