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Understanding The Pipeline Easements Process

An easement agreement is a legal contract between a landowner and a pipeline company outlining both parties’ specific rights and limitations. For instance, an easement grants the company a legal right to use a specified portion of the land while the landowner retains ownership.

While serving the greater good, you deserve fair compensation if an easement impacts your land. McCarn, Weir, & Sherwood Attorneys at Law boasts over 120 years of combined experience, with three board-certified oil and gas attorneys and one attorney with dual certification in oil and gas and litigation. We are well-versed in the legalities of pipeline easements and help clients in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and North Dakota achieve favorable outcomes.

Easement Agreements Concept

Pipeline easements provide benefits for both gas companies and landowners. For gas companies, easements allow them to construct essential infrastructure for transporting their products. On the other hand, landowners can receive compensation for granting access to their property.

As a landowner, negotiating fair pipeline easement agreements is crucial to protect your rights and interests. While the compensation amount is essential, the non-monetary terms can be even more valuable in the long term. Key considerations when negotiating include:

  • Easement width and location
  • Pipeline diameter, depth, product type and other details
  • Surface use
  • Environmental protection
  • Access terms
  • Damages
  • Assignment
  • Termination
  • Dispute Resolution

Careful easement negotiation ensures responsible pipeline installation while protecting your property rights and value. Our skilled lawyers can help you thoroughly review the easement agreements, ensuring you understand all rights being conveyed and negotiate safeguards for your interests.

Our Legal Help Is A  Call Away

When you have questions about pipeline easements, call McCarn, Weir, & Sherwood Attorneys at Law at 806-223-0960 or use our online form to reach out today. We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services related to the oil and gas industry, including gas lease negotiation, which guides you through the easement acquisition process through our Amarillo office.