"First thought would be no, but I'm not familiar with PA law. If you are facing a decision on a pipeline across your property, FIND A COMPETENT ATTORNEY!!! Do not do this without legal advice, you will be taken advantage of."
"Glad you had a good experience! I've found that you can usually do well with a pipeline company if you state clearly what you want, are willing to fight for it and have a good attorney. Rerouting a pipeline is hugely expensive and…"
"While talking about a pipeline easement with my attorney, he told me about some subterfuge Kinder Morgan had pulled. Kinder Morgan wanted to build a NGLs pipeline, but saw it as an expensive, difficult and uncertain undertaking, as FERC eminent…"
"I absolutely agree with David. This ROW is enormous; they may be planning something they aren't telling you about. These agreements are complex; I've negotiated several and wouldn't dream of not using my attorney every…"
"Be specific in what you ask for. I learned the hard way. When we negotiated the ROW, they agreed to leave the timber for us. We had quite a few tall, mature, straight white oaks that were cut. When the chain saw crew came…"
From your description, this sounds like gathering lines from a well pad. I don't have any of these, but do have several easements with NGL pipelines. For the landowner's perspective, it doesn't make much…"
"It is outrageous! I wonder if they don't pay their electric bill, if they don't pay the lease for office space, or if they don't pay their employees when the market is down. Wait, if they did that they would get the lights…"
"Rick, there was a bill passed last year, House Bill 8, that was intended to streamline the process. The impetus was a landowner who wanted to lease their property to be drilled, but ODOT owned part of the proposed unit and ignored requests by…"
"I agree. Whenever a valuable natural resource is found, producers will extract it when it makes economic sense. When it makes sense to ramp up production in the Utica, it will happen, to everyone's benefit. Chesapeake is not…"
"Zach, I think we'll need a little more information. Is it a gathering line or a transmission line? Is the first pipeline in the ground already, or is it proposed? Have you received payment? I would think your question would depend…"
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