In this video, Landowner Condemnation Attorney Philip Hundl describes the above ground appurtenances associated with pipeline easements. Call or text 800-266-4870 to meet with Mr. Hundl. Appointments can be in-person, online or by phone.
Summary of Appurtenances in Pipeline Easements
I’d like to do a real quick video out here. I’ve pointed out above ground appurtenances in the past, but I really want to bring it to your attention again.
Over my shoulder out there in the field, in the middle of the pasture, you can see there’s cathodic protection, actually mitigation equipment. And then there is a valve protruding out of the property. Let me zoom up a little bit if I can.
So that’s something that we’re always concerned about. You can also see a cathodic protection test lead — the white pipe that’s out there in the field. Let me walk over a little bit closer. We’re on the fence line here.
We’re in Austin County, not far outside of Cat Spring. There’s a Phillips 66 petroleum line. And then there’s a Kinder Morgan high pressure gas line running through the property.
We’ve also got some more AC mitigation equipment right along the fence line. So this AC mitigation equipment is not as cumbersome on the property as what you see out in the middle of the pasture. This is next to the property line, so it’s not as bad as being right out in the middle of the pasture.
Another thing that I always like to point out, and hopefully you can see this connected to the AC mitigation, near the property line. It runs out into the middle of the pasture with some poles with overhead lines.
Once again, this is not something desirable for a landowner on the surface of your property. So appurtenances as part of pipeline easements need to be thought about when you’re drafting these easement agreements and negotiating with pipeline companies on those important terms.
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