Oil and Gas Easements
Oil and Gas Easements on Your Property
An easement is when you give someone the right to use your real property without actually possessing your property. In the area of oil and gas law, this often has to do with someone running a pipeline through your property to transport oil or gas. If you have been approached about an easement of your property, or you are considering letting someone run a pipeline through your property, it is essential that you speak with an attorney from our firm immediately. Allowing an easement of your property is a big decision, and hiring an attorney will protect you and your property from being taken advantage of by big oil companies.
There are many questions to be considered before signing an easement agreement of your property. An attorney from our firm can help you understand the different aspects of easement agreements and make sure you are protected before signing anything. Some things to consider when signing an easement agreement may include the following:
- Where will the pipeline be placed? Will it be buried so it is not visible on your property?
- How will the pipeline affect your land? Will it damage or impact the soil, drainage, waterways, or any other aspect of your property?
- What kind of maintenance will be done on the pipeline? How will it be kept up and if there are problems with it, who will be responsible for taking care of them?
- Will this be an easement to transport gas? And if so, what safety precautions will be taken to ensure that there will be no fumes or leaks endangering you, your family and your property?
These are just some of the issues to be considered when you are approached about an easement of your property. If you are dealing with a large oil company, you may feel intimidated or bullied, and we want to make sure you feel confident when you sign that agreement.
Amaro Law Firm has over 22 years of experience representing individuals in their cases dealing with oil and gas companies. Because of the reliance our country has on oil and gas, oil and gas companies have a lot of money and aggressive attorneys working for them. If you are working on negotiating an easement with an oil or gas company, you need legal representation that understands how these companies work, and what you are up against. It is our intention to negotiate the best easement deal we can for our clients.