NuStar Pipeline filed a petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission for approval of a new ammonia pipeline. NuStar calls this pipeline the Decatur Lateral. As described in ICC Docket 15-0646, the project consists of a 44-mile long, 6” diameter pipeline running from southwest of Shelbyville to Decatur. According to its ICC filing (which can be found here), NuStar has already begun approaching affected landowners to negotiate easements for the pipeline. Many have already been contacted by right-of-way representatives. Some have already been presented with option and easement agreements.
We are reaching out to affected property owners along the proposed route. We regularly represent landowners in intervening before the ICC to challenge proposed routes, to persuade the ICC that projects are not needed and should not be approved, or to raise other issues. We also regularly assist landowners in negotiating easements with utility companies and pipelines, represent landowners in eminent domain related proceedings before the ICC, and represent landowners in condemnation proceedings in Illinois courts. We have the experience needed to help landowners achieve fair compensation and other important easement terms.
As explained elsewhere on our site, Shay Phillips, Ltd. is well versed in pipeline matters. We can help landowners negotiate the compensation and other terms. Or we can also intervene on their behalf at the Commerce Commission.