Atmos Pipeline is a regulated intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline network and storage company with one of the largest intrastate pipeline operations. The pipeline runs throughout central, north, west, and east Texas and is rapidly expanding. As new pipelines expand across the state, many landowners are finding themselves losing land and having their landscapes destroyed as a result.
Atmos continues installing, replacing, and relocating pipelines across Texas, mainly using existing pipeline easements. An easement is a legal right to use and/or enter someone else’s land for a specified purpose and many landowners are unaware of these existing easement agreements on their property. They are unaware until they are contacted by Atmos stating they will begin constructing their pipelines in a matter of days.
However, these agreements were not necessarily made with Atmos, but rather with previous pipeline companies years back. This is where one of our experienced attorneys will come in and help you understand the implications of the easement and if the company has violated the agreement.
Our attorneys can help you navigate the process through a variety of means such as price negotiations, verification of the company’s legal authorization to continue, and challenging the property taking in court.
We know it can be very stressful when your private property is at risk of being taken or destroyed by a pipeline company such as Atmos. If you are a landowner and are being contacted by Atmos or are concerned about your property, understand that you have rights. If you believe you are being treated unfairly and are not getting the information you need, please contact Potts Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys have a proven track record of helping clients with a wide variety of Eminent Domain cases. Call us at (888) 420-1299 for a free consultation and speak to one of our attorneys today to learn what your rights are as a landowner before it is too late.