These new Enterprise Mont Belvieu pipeline projects will impact landowners in Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Chambers Counties. Will your land be affected? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes the projects in this video. Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl. You can request a no-obligation case evaluation by clicking this link.
Summary of the Enterprise Mont Belvieu Pipeline Projects Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl with the law firm of Wadler, Perches, Hundl & Kerlick. My practice area focuses on land litigation, primarily representing landowners facing condemnation from private entities like pipeline companies for pipelines, be it crude oil or natural gas liquids.
I want to talk to you today just briefly about new projects coming online in Texas, Enterprise Products Operating or Enterprise, the large pipeline company, has quite a few projects coming online, and I wanted to talk to you about several that they have. New construction reports have been filed by Enterprise and accepted by the Railroad Commission on several of Enterprise’s projects.
Enterprise Mont Belvieu Bayport to Markham Pipeline Project
Enterprise has quite a few of these lines that are running from Mont Belvieu to Markham, Texas in Matagorda County. There’s one particular line that they refer to as the Mont Belvieu Bayport to Markham Project. It’s a 12.75-inch line — in other words a 12-inch line for natural gas liquids, NGL. The start of construction, they’re reporting to be June of 2020. And just a few other little highlights on this line. It’s going to be an approximately 90-mile line running from Markham, which is Matagorda County. The counties affected includes Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, and Harris all the way to Mont Belvieu in Chambers County on the other side of Houston.
Enterprise Mont Belvieu Webster to Seadrift Segment
The next one is also going to Mont Belvieu, and they refer to it as the Shoup to Mont Belvieu, Webster to Seadrift Segment. This is also an NGL transmission line. They’re estimating that construction will start June of 2020. It’s going to be a little bit longer than the other line that we talked about from Markham. It’s going to run 132 miles and it’s going to run past Markham.
This pipeline project is going to go start in Calhoun County and then go to Jackson County, Matagorda County, Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Chambers Counties. This is the Markham to Mont Belvieu and then the other one is the Seadrift to Mont Belvieu.
You Have Rights as a Landowner
So with that, be aware of these projects. If you’re in these counties you will probably be hearing about these projects. You may be approached by a right-of-way agent. Pipeline companies will hire a right-of-way acquisition company that will buy in through their right-of-way agents or land agents. These right of way agents go out and contact landowners directly.
It’s not very much different than an oil and gas company that wants to lease land, or a seismic company or oil and gas company that wants to access property for seismic activity or to conduct seismic testing. They’ll have land agents go out, contact landowners, and if it’s a seismic agreement to get access to do the seismic testing. If it’s an oil and gas lease, they’ll have these right-of-way or these agents, land agents, go out and contact the landowner to try to get an oil and gas lease signed by the landowner.
So with these pipeline companies, they also hire right-of-way acquisition companies, right-of-way agents, to go out, visit with landowners. They’re kind of the boots on the ground, so to speak, to attempt to try to get an easement agreement agreed to by the landowner.
So if you’re approached by one of these right-of-way agents or these right-of-way acquisition companies, just be aware that as a landowner you have rights. You’re not obligated or required to agree to the terms that they’re proposing.
I always say it’s better to listen. You obviously listen to the right-of-way agent, hear what they have to say, see their proposal, but then please go visit with an attorney who is experienced and familiar with condemnation cases and with easements. This is a permanent easement that will affect your land forever, and so you really need to make sure that the terms and conditions of that right-of-way easement are favorable to you, the landowner.
So with that, good luck. Once again, these are several pipeline projects planned for Enterprise related to natural gas liquid.
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Mr. Hundl focuses on land litigation advising landowners facing condemnation. He has years of experience helping landowners to obtain easement agreements that preserve the value of their property as much as possible and that compensate landowners fairly for the value taken through condemnation. Phone for an appointment by calling 800-929-1725 or click this link for a no obligation case evaluation.