Dominion Resources wants to build a 16.5-mile natural gas pipeline in Harrison County, but some property owners believe the company is offering them far too little for the right to use the land.
According to Columbus, Ohio, lawyer Michael Braunstein, Dominion is trying to enforce right-of-way easements that were negotiated in 1907 to build a new 36-inch diameter pipeline. Dominion officials said this line will connect the MarkWest fractionation plant in Cadiz to an interconnection with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline near Uhrichsville, Ohio.
The project will be built parallel to an existing Dominion natural gas transmission line and calls for the widening of an existing right-of-way.
"It is very common for pipelines of this size to draw $80-$90 per foot," Braunstein said. "They are only offering 61 cents per foot."Read the rest of the article by clicking here.
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