An Interstate Natural Gas project on my land? What do I need to know?

Posted6 years, 11 months and 14 days ago


Answered6 years, 6 months and 19 days ago

Answered byCarla Gillings

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is charged by Congress with evaluating whether interstate natural gas pipeline projects proposed by private companies should be approved. The federal government does not propose, construct, operate, or own such projects. The commission’s determination whether to approve such a project may affect you if your land is where a natural gas pipeline, other facilities, or underground storage fields might be located. FERC has issued a handy guide, An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need to Know?, for your information.
This guide covers:
  • How the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's procedures work;
  • What rights landowners have;
  • How the location of a pipeline or other facilities is decided;
  • What safety and environmental issues might be involved.
INGAA’s members live and work in these communities where projects are built and have committed to having a long-term relationship as your neighbor. INGAA members affirmed its commitments to landowners in a document called ‘America’s Natural Gas Transporters’ Commitment to Landowners.'