In this video, Landowner Condemnation Attorney Philip Hundl talks about the Sulphur River Gathering Lines project affecting landowners in Franklin County, Wood County, Camp County and Upshur County. The pipeline may be trying to use old easement agreements to bypass the condemnation process.
For an appointment with Philip Hundl, please call or text 800-266-4870. Appointments can be in-person, online or by phone. You can also request a no-obligation case evaluation by clicking the button and submitting the form.
Summary of the Sulphur River Gathering Lines Video
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. My practice area focuses on representing landowners facing condemnation or eminent domain proceedings. I do these pipeline updates or pipeline alerts from time to time.
There’s been one that has come to our attention. It’s related to the Sulfur River Gathering Lines. The operator is Sulfur River Gathering, LLC.
A Small Natural Gas Pipeline Affecting Many Landowners
It’s not like one of these big long projects that we’ve talked about before like a Matterhorn or Permian Highway Pipeline. It affects landowners in Franklin County, Wood County, Camp County and Upshur County. It terminates just south, southwest of Gilmer, Texas.
This is a six inch line. The information that we have on this is still developing. As we get more information, we’ll provide it to you. The T4 permit is 10189 if you’re interested in looking this up on the Railroad Commission website.
Bypassing Condemnation by Relying on Old Easement Agreements
They’re wanting to place a parallel line next to an existing line. Sometimes these old easement agreements say pipelines or mention a second pipeline. Some of these old easement agreements have some language in them talking about the ability to put in a second line.
But we think that most of these old easement agreements have terminated because of lack of maintenance on the line and lack of activity in the line. So this is something to watch out for if you’re a landowner in these counties.
If you’re being approached by right of way agents, you need to know your rights as a landowner. You should be familiar with what the pipeline company’s obligations are, and what your rights are.
Get the Help You Need to Protect Your Rights
The best thing to do is talk to an attorney who focuses on representing landowners facing eminent domain or condemnation proceedings. This is a slideshow of the Texas Railroad Commission maps of the Sulphur River Gathering Lines. Click this link to download a PDF version of the maps.
You can call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Philip Hundl. We can arrange a meeting in-person, online or by phone. You can also request a no-obligation case evaluation by clicking the button below and submitting the form.