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Blanket pipeline easement in texas

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Stevehh
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Is a pipeline company required to define an easement area if the blanket easement was recorded in 1965 if a new property owner makes a request?

 
Posted : September 21, 2022 2:05 pm
rochs01
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Look in the Natural Resource Code (Don't know the exact chapter, etc off the top of my head)

It is usually defined as a 50' easement centered on the actual pipe location.

 
Posted : September 21, 2022 8:52 pm
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Rover83
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Posted by: @stevehh

Is a pipeline company required to define an easement area if the blanket easement was recorded in 1965 if a new property owner makes a request?

Dunno about "required". It was always hit or miss when we contacted the pipeline owners, and I don't remember any way to compel them to answer.

 

Posted by: @rochs01

Look in the Natural Resource Code (Don't know the exact chapter, etc off the top of my head)

It is usually defined as a 50' easement centered on the actual pipe location

I don't remember the exact code either but I do remember that it's presumed to be 50 feet centered on the pipeline unless prescriptive rights exist, or the pipeline company presents evidence that they need more than that 50 foot width.

In the case of a blanket easement, the firm that I worked for always showed the presumptive 50 foot easement, cite the code, and if the pipeline company claimed that they had more, we would show that width as well and note that it was shown only per written or verbal notice and give the contact information for their representative.

 
Posted : September 22, 2022 9:41 am

Andy Nold
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I am not aware of any requirement for them to do so but if you ask nicely and have your surveyor provide the easement exhibit, they usually do.

 
Posted : September 22, 2022 2:22 pm
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