Landowner Pipeline Group Forms in Northeast PA

Some Susquehanna and Wyoming County, PA landowners are forming a group to force drilling and pipeline companies to “behave responsibly” with installation and operation of new pipelines as more and more Marcellus Shale gas wells are drilled and go online in Northeast PA. The group wants to arm landowners with information about their rights when negotiating “right-of-way” agreements for pipelines.

Excerpts from an article in today’s WC Press Examiner:

The Lemon Township Pipeline Group has been meeting for months and its members are looking at a range of easement and right-of-way agreements that leaseholders need to consider as more and more drilling companies come into the area looking to get the gas from the Marcellus shale to market.

Such issues as price, nature, location, type, pipeline depth below surface, installation, road repair, pressure, timetable, abandonment, rights, restrictions and environmental responsibilities are among the many issues that individuals need to consider.*

An email address is given for those interested in joining or finding out more: [email protected].

*Wyoming County Press Examiner (Mar 17) – Landowners’ pipeline group forms