Shell Pays $43/Foot in Recent Deal for Ethane Pipeline Easements

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In February 2016, MDN exclusively broke the news that Shell had begun to sign leases with landowners for a 97-mile ethane pipeline (two branches) to feed their mighty cracker plant (see Exclusive: Shell Leasing Land for 2 Pipelines to PA Cracker Plant). Since that time we’ve tracked any news we could find that reveals what Shell is paying landowners in Beaver County (and elsewhere) for the right to run the ethane pipeline (called the Falcon Ethane Pipeline) across their land. So far, we’ve seen rates as high as $75 per foot, and as low as $43 per foot. In the most recent round of easements–the first signed since August–Shell once again paid landowners $43/foot. Here’s the details of where the latest easements were signed, and for how much…

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