Hi everyone, Phil Hundl here with an important pipeline alert regarding the DeLa Express pipeline project. This massive 690-mile pipeline, associated with Moss Lake Partners, will stretch across Texas and end near Lake Charles, Louisiana. As a landowner who may be affected by this project, it’s crucial that you understand your rights and the condemnation process.

Is Your Land Affected by the DeLa Express Pipeline Project?

DeLa Express Project Overview

The DeLa Express pipeline project, recently approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), is an interstate pipeline that will begin in Reeves County, West Texas, and traverse the state, following a northerly route through what I consider to be a pipeline corridor. The route will continue down to Jefferson and Hardin counties before crossing into Louisiana.

To give you a better understanding of the pipeline’s path, we’ll be providing a map on the blog. This will help you visualize the route and determine if your property might be affected.

DeLa Express Pipeline Project Map

Landowner Rights and the Condemnation Process

If you’re a landowner who may be impacted by this project or have been contacted by the company, the first thing you should do is familiarize yourself with the condemnation process. On my blog, we have a detailed 12-step outline that breaks down the process, helping you better understand what to expect.

It’s also essential to know that as a landowner, you have numerous rights. The condemnor, in this case, likely to be DeLa Express LLC, has certain obligations they must fulfill throughout the process, and they must do so properly and correctly. Remember, you have rights, and it’s crucial that you exercise them.

“As a landowner, you have lots of rights. And as a condemnor, Moss Lake partners, or in this case, it will probably be DeLa Express LLC, has obligations that they have to do during the process, and they have to do it properly and correctly.”

Attorney Philip Hundl

When questions arise, and they likely will, don’t hesitate to reach out to attorneys who specialize in representing landowners facing eminent domain and condemnation proceedings. They can provide the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.

DeLa Express Pipeline Specifics and Affected Counties

The DeLa Express pipeline is a significant project, spanning 690 miles with a large 42-inch diameter. Along the main line, there will be various ancillary laterals, compressor stations, meter stations, and other related facilities. It’s crucial that you determine if any of these additional above-ground appurtenances will be located on your property. If so, this must be taken into account when negotiating the easement agreement and calculating compensation.

The pipeline will affect numerous counties across Texas, including:

  • Reeves
  • Loving
  • Winkler
  • Ecker
  • Midland
  • Glasscock
  • Sterling
  • Upton
  • Runnels
  • Coleman
  • Brown
  • Mills
  • Hamilton
  • Coryell
  • McMillan
  • Falls
  • Robertson
  • Pot
  • Bell
  • Milam
  • Brazes
  • Grimes
  • Walker
  • Montgomery
  • Liberty
  • Harden
  • Jefferson
  • Orange

The route appears to follow the same path as other pipelines in the area, such as the Epic line, Bahia line, Enbridge, and Chinook. If your property is located in any of these counties, it’s essential to stay informed about the project’s progress and understand how it may impact you.

Staying Informed and Seeking Assistance

As the DeLa Express pipeline project moves forward, we’ll continue to provide updates and more information through our pipeline alerts. Be sure to check back regularly to stay informed about any developments that may affect you as a landowner.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to attorneys who have experience handling these types of cases. They can provide the expert advice and representation you need to protect your rights as a landowner.

Remember, knowledge is power, and by understanding your rights and the condemnation process, you’ll be better equipped to navigate this challenging situation. Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t hesitate to seek help when needed.

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