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NEXUS GAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE

The Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline will provide an avenue for transporting natural gas supplies from the Utica shale through Michigan and into Canada. The 30- to 36-inch diameter pipeline would be capable of carrying 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. The pipeline could possibly be in service as early as late 2015.

The proposed path for the NEXUS project will consist of a newly-constructed greenfield pipeline that will extend approximately 250 miles from receipt points in eastern Ohio to interconnects with the existing pipeline grid in southeastern Michigan. As proposed, the path will utilize both existing and expansion capacity on the interstate pipeline system owned by Vector Pipeline, L.P. (Vector) to access the Dawn Hub in Ontario. The proposed path will utilize existing corridors and infrastructure for most of its route to facilitate timely and efficient construction and to minimize environmental and local impacts.

Counties possibly affected: Lucas, Wood, Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Huron, Loraine, Medina, Wayne, Summit, Portage, Stark, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Columbiana, Trumbull, Mahoning.

NEW FRANKLIN COUNCIL VOTES TO OPPOSE NEXUS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CROSSING CITY

NEW FRANKLIN: City Council on Wednesday voted to oppose a new natural gas pipeline that would cross southern Summit County, much to the delight of a standing-room-only crowd of 120 residents.

The vote against was 5-0, with two councilmen absent.

“Hopefully it will help, but I’m not sure,” said council President David Stock.

The proposed Nexus Pipeline poses a threat to New Franklin, the Portage Lakes, local water wells, property values and public safety, said the two-page resolution.

The city would have to spend extra tax revenue on emergency response training and equipment to deal with leaks and spills from the pipeline, it said.

The resolution suggested that the pipeline be rerouted to the south through less-populated areas.

New Franklin intends to send the ordinance to the companies involved, plus federal, state and county officials.

Emotions ran high at the meeting.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by the NEXUS Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

NEXUS PIPELINE OPPOSITION GROWS AFTER YORK TWP. TRUSTEES SPEAK OUT

 

Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project.

“Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline going through a populated Medina County,” Paul Gierosky, of York Township, said. “It’s not law, but it’s an outward expression, speaking on behalf of the people, that they’re against this, too.”

York Township was the first to pass a resolution. Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Thursday promising “to refrain from authorizing or taking any actions that would facilitate or otherwise be supportive of the construction of the Nexus(Spectra) gas transmission pipeline within the limits of York Township, Medina County, Ohio.”

The 36-to-42-inch-diameter pipeline is proposed to go across Ohio and through five townships in Medina County: Guilford, Montville, Lafayette, York and Litchfield.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by a Nexus Gas Trasmission Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

LANDOWNERS QUESTION NEXUS PIPELINE PLAN

 

The NEXUS Gas Transmission open house buzzed Wednesday night with local landowners’ questions about the proposed natural gas pipeline.

How close could it be to my property? What will the pipeline carry? How big will it be? Will NEXUS restore the land after construction? What happens if there’s a leak?

Some of the more than 100 property owners from Stark and neighboring counties left the meeting at Stark State College satisfied with the answers they got. Others still had questions and concerns.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by the Nexus Gas Transmision Line and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

MEDINA COUNTY LANDOWNERS RALLYING AGAINST PROPOSED NEXUS GAS PIPELINE

 

Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property.

She assumed he was a contractor or inspector, because she and her husband, Paul, were in the middle of remodeling their home.

He wasn’t. He was a senior right-of-way agent for NEXUS Gas Transmission, a 36-inch natural gas pipeline project across Ohio being led by the Texas-based Spectra Energy Corp.

After walking around her yard for about 10 minutes, he asked her to sign off on a request allowing the property to be surveyed for the pipeline.

“I don’t know what he was doing back there,” she said.

“I refused to sign for the survey, though, and I knew that’s what my husband would have done, too.”

Gierosky isn’t alone. She’s a member of a growing group of residents with safety and property-value concerns regarding the pipeline. About a half-dozen of them showed up at Tuesday’s Medina County commissioners meeting to ask them once more to back residents up in their resistance to the pipeline.

At several earlier meetings, commissioners turned down residents’ requests for a public hearing on the pipeline project.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by the Nexus Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

NEXUS PIPELINE TO BEGIN EASEMENT NEGOTIATIONS SOON

 

Officials from Spectra Energy Co will be looking to meet with property owners along the NEXUS Pipeline route soon in order to being the easement neogtiation process. This appears to be in conjunction with surveying efforts mentioned in an earlier blog.

LANDOWNERS: It is important that you have the right information in order to make the right decisions as you deal with Spectra. Sever Storey stands ready to help you through the process. We encourage you to call our firm at 614-360-2818 for information. We are a firm the represents landowners affected by eminent domain all over the State of Ohio. We will help you through the process and ensure that you are compensated and treated fairly.

Spectra will have the ability to use eminent domain to acquire the necessary easements. However, you should not be intimidated by this. Our firm has used the condemnation (eminent domain) process effectively to recover more compensation for our clients hundreds of times in the past.

For an article with more information, click here.

NEXUS PIPELINE SEEKING PERMISSION TO SURVEY

Landowners in the path of the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission Line have recently received letters requesting permission to survey their land in order to determine an exact route for the pipeline. The survey work is likely to begin in September.

The NEXUS pipeline is not scheduled to be in service until 2017. However, this is a major step in the process. Landowners that have questions about the process or what to expect can call Sever Storey at (614) 360-2818 to speak with an attorney. Sever Storey represents landowners subject to eminent domain across the state of Ohio.

Click here to read an article with more information regarding the potential survey work.

NEW NEXUS PIPELINE MAP THROUGH MEDINA COUNTY

In an earlier blog we posted a map detailing the path of a significant portion of the entire proposed NEXUS pipeline.  However, because of the length of the pipeline, the map was not very detailed.

We have now located a smaller, more detailed map of the pipeline’s route through Medina County.  Medina County is unique because virtually all of the proposed pipeline will be new line in Medina County.  Other counties will see the pipeline run along existing utility easements wherever possible.

Hopefully this map will give residents of Medina County a better idea of where their property sits in relation to the proposed NEXUS pipeline. Below is the map of the NEXUS pipeline’s proposed route across Medina County.NEXUS Medina County

For more information about the eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey, or if you are involved in your own eminent domain dispute, please contact our office at any time at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

– George Padgitt, Sever Storey

NEW NEXUS PIPELINE MAP THROUGH MEDINA COUNTY

 

In an earlier blog we posted a map detailing the path of a significant portion of the entire proposed NEXUS pipeline.  However, because of the length of the pipeline, the map was not very detailed.

We have now located a smaller, more detailed map of the pipeline’s route through Medina County.  Medina County is unique because virtually all of the proposed pipeline will be new line in Medina County.  Other counties will see the pipeline run along existing utility easements wherever possible.

NEXUS Medina County

Hopefully this map will give residents of Medina County a better idea of where their property sits in relation to the proposed NEXUS pipeline. Below is the map of the NEXUS pipeline’s proposed route across Medina County.

For more information about the eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey, or if you are involved in your own eminent domain dispute, please contact our office at any time at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

PATH OF NEXUS PIPELINE BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE

The Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline will be a 250 mile long interstate pipeline transporting natural gas from eastern Ohio into Canada.  The proposed pipeline is still in its infancy, with an expected in-service date of late 2016, but the preliminary path of the pipeline is beginning to become clear.

The pipeline is currently set to have its eastern origination point in Columbiana County and travel predominantly north west through Stark, Summit, Medina, Lorain and Erie Counties.  It is believed that the Nexus pipeline will connect with another pipeline in Erie County and continue through Ohio into Michigan and Canada.

Sever Storey has obtained a copy of the relatively crude map that has been released at this point.  If you have a question about the path of the pipeline, need more information about the eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey, or if you are involved in your own eminent domain dispute, please contact our office at any time at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

-George Padgitt, Sever Storey

NEXUS PIPELINE COMING TO NORTHEAST OHIO

The Nexus pipeline will carry natural gas from the rich deposits in Eastern Ohio through Michigan and into Canada.  At this point the pipeline is still in the preliminary stages, but make no mistake, it is coming.  The project carries an approximatly $1.2-$1.5 billion price tag, and the three companies involved, Spectra Energy, DTE Energy, and Enbridge, are hopeful that the pipeline will be operational in late 2016.

Spectra officials have begun the process of reaching out to local governmental leaders in an effort to increase awareness and readiness for the project.  The companies must still go through a number of approval processes before they begin to contact landowners regarding the purchase of land and easements.  It is difficult to predict a timeline for this, but it is not unreasonable to believe that it could begin in 2013.

For more information about the pipeline click here.  You can also click here for a story from the Akron Beacon Journal, which provides more information about the need and current staus of the pipeline.

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