We are serious about open communication and building good relationships — not just with our customers and our employees, but with the landowners with whom we do business. As part of our business, we often execute written agreements or easements with landowners to allow us to build and maintain pipeline rights of way or other facilities on private property.
An easement is a right to make use of another person’s property. If we are considering building a pipeline or a related facility on or adjacent to your property, we will reach out to you early in the process as we study the route and asses its environmental impact. We may ask you for an easement or an option to purchase some of your property to establish rights-of-way for construction and operation of a pipeline or other facilities.
A right of way is a strip of land that contains the pipeline or facility and clear access area on either side for inspection and maintenance, as well as an unobstructed view for ongoing aerial surveillance. Generally, a pipeline right of way is 75 to 100 feet wide during construction. Permanent rights of way are usually 50 feet wide.
We are dedicated to working closely with our neighbors minimize the impact of our operations on people, buildings, fences, crops, water supplies, soil, air quality and noise levels. We will also restore the land as soon as construction is complete and weather permits. We always welcome your questions and concerns; please contact Frank Van Horn at FVanHorn@howardenergypartners.com.