12/13/2017 Adelphia Gateway is relying on easement language in easement created by other companies. In most cases the easement was with Interstate Energy Company. The language in those older easements allows the operator to put in a pipeline for transportation of either (depending on easement version): “No.2 Grade fuel, crude petroleum and residual oil” or “crude oil, fuel oil, including residual oil.” This means there is not easement for gas. (PERIOD) The request of Adelphia for a modification of the existing easement is no where near that simple. Here is what they are asking for, from their own document:
We think the request of Adelphia Gateway for a modification which requires significant financial and easement language concessions from the operator. If a property owner refuses to sign, the pipeline will have to begin condemnation proceedings.