June 2020, Vol. 247, No. 6


Easement Agreement Serves as Last Word Concerning ROW Issues

By David Howell, Pipeline Equities-Houston Most issues or problems regarding a pipeline right-of-way (ROW) can be resolved by a thorough investigation of the original easement agreement. This document determines the terms and conditions of laying and maintaining a pipeline on a property. It is the base contract between the landowner (grantor) and the pipeline operator (grantee).  Soil erosion and pipe migration cause exposure and other problems. (Photo: Pipeline Equities, Houston) It is the law of the land, and almost anything that is negotiated between the grantor and grantee can be included in the easement or right-of-way contract:

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