How are you affected by Red Oak Pipeline route changes? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl talks about the pipeline and route changes in this video. Call or text 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the Red Oak Pipeline Route Changes Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl, I’m an attorney and I focus my practice on representing landowners facing condemnation cases or eminent domain proceedings. These are cases in which a public or private entity is seeking to take a portion of your property through a condemnation process.
Right now I’d like to focus on a project we’ve talked about before, the Red Oak Pipeline project. It’s a large interstate line that runs about 750 miles. This pipeline project is a joint venture between Plains All American, and Phillips 66.
I recently hosted a landowner forum or landowner meeting with the landowners who are either affected by the pipeline, or have been contacted by right of way agents. I’ll have more of those in the near future — January or February — so stay tuned. Landowners in the areas that are being affected by the Red Oak Pipeline will probably get invitations to those meetings.
Red Oak Pipeline Route Changes
We’ve been noticing changes in the route of the Red Oak Line. There were various filings with the Texas Railroad Commission and we’ve included links to those documents below. The routes that were originally submitted to the Railroad Commission have been changing slightly or in some cases not so slightly.
Some landowners who were contacted by right of way agents about being affected by the pipeline project are now “offline” as the right of way agents will say. They’re no longer affected, or at least at this point are no longer affected by the changed pipeline route.
We’ve actually had quite a few landowners contact us and in some cases hire us because they were contacted by a right of way agent. They thought they were going to be in the route and now the Red Oak Pipeline route changes have moved the planned pipeline away from their land.
Can the Pipeline Route be Improved
This project is still in the initial stages. In cooperation with the right of way agents, we’re trying to determine if there is a better Red Oak Pipeline route. A better route might possibly be off the landowner’s property. If the route according to Red Oak needs to be on the landowner’s property, then there might be a better pipeline route with less impact on the use and value of the property.
Oftentimes we see a pipeline route that runs diagonally cross a landowner’s property, which significantly affects the property and the value of the remainder of the property. But if that pipeline can be run along a boundary line, along a fence line, or in a flood zone, hopefully that will lessen the pipeline’s impact on the value of the property being taken and the value of the remainder of the property.
Right of Way Acquisition Companies
So, that’s the update on the Red Oak project. Right now, it’s still in the initial stages. The right of way agents working with the Red Oak Pipeline route are from Norfleet Land Services, Percheron LLC, and NFG Energy Services. They’re all working to get temporary access agreements so that they can conduct surveys, including archeological surveys and environmental surveys.
Typically as the pipeline company begins to do surveys it will encounter areas that might be home to an endangered species or the route might offer engineering challenges that the pipeline company doesn’t want to face.
If you’re contacted by a right of way agent about this project, you may or may not actually be on the route. It’s still changing.
But whatever you do, before you sign anything, before you agree to anything, I strongly suggest that you contact an attorney who handles land condemnation cases for landowners. Good luck.
Let Us Help You Through the Condemnation Process
The condemnation process is complex, and it can be confusing. We strongly recommend that you talk with an experienced lawyer to help you understand your options at each step in the process. Call or text 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl. If you’d like a no-obligation case evaluation, please call or text us and provide your name, email, cell number, the county where your property is located, and the condemnation project name (if you know it).
You can also complete and submit our case evaluation form if you’d prefer.
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- Red Oak Pipeline Map
- Statement of Bryan Ferguson
- PlainsPipeline ltr of 10-31-19
- Red Oak Pipeline Reg 11-07-19
- Red Oak Rejection Notice 11-07-19
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