My late grandparents left the family land in Texas. There is a gas pipeline running through the land. Is there a resource online I can consult to find the length of the pipeline through the property? I would also like to know the diameter of the pipeline; however, the length is the most important information I need quickly.
If would say look for the easement in the county records. Some counties in TX are online.
Ok I’ll try that.
Also I need to know if there is a chart online that shows what an acceptable payment is per rod for oil pipeline based on the diameter?
Finally, who decides which landman is used?
Bob, I am not sure about where you can find recent prices. There may be some information on this forum if you use the search box. The Landman/ ROW agent is probably hired by the company building the line.
Thanks for the information.
Your Welcome. I do seem to recall people mentioning that the University Lands post a fee schedule on their site which covers fees and cost for placing lines across state property.
For diameter you can check out Texas rrc gis viewer. Since you mentioned a landman he will be the only one with the latest survey, maybe. Make sure you have someone with legal experience on this subject prior to agreeing to anything.
If there is an existing pipeline, then you should get the recorded ROW agreement which will have a plat showing the location. It will include terms such as whether there was a one-time payment or periodic payments are due and whether it is a permanent ROW or expires upon abandonment. The ROW will not expire upon the death of the grantor. If you have been approached about a new or replacement pipeline, then you need to ask the ROW agent about the size, proposed route, and other information. Then you can post a more specific question.