Landowner Alert System 6-21-22

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Condemnation, News & Events | No Comments

Texas Pipeline Update on Projects & Laws:

Matterhorn Express Pipeline

Matterhorn Express Pipeline quickly moves forward to build a new 42-inch, 490-mile natural gas pipeline though Central Texas from Waha, Texas, to the Katy area near Houston, Texas. The Matterhorn Express Pipeline has been designed to transport up to 2.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas.  

Braun & Gresham, PLLC has created an interactive map of the approximate route that landowners may access in the link below. For more information on the project and the companies behind it, we have provided several articles to learn more.

– Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor


Braun & Gresham’s Public, Interactive Map of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline Route

Braun & Gresham has produced a public, interactive map of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline route and the properties affected by the proposed route. If you have been approached by a condemning authority, please do not sign anything without representation…


Matterhorn Express Pipeline Reaches Final Investment Decision

WhiteWater, EnLink Midstream, LLC, Devon Energy Corp., and MPLX LP have reached a final investment decision to move forward with the construction of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline…


New Pipeline Project Worries Central Texas Landowner

A new oil and gas pipeline is coming to the Lone Star State and plans show part of it could run through Central Texas. The more than 400-mile-long Matterhorn Express Pipeline will stretch across Texas and could run through Travis, Williamson…



Hlavinka v. HSC Pipeline

The Texas Supreme Court recently released its opinion in the highly anticipated Hlavinka decision involving a Brazoria County landowner with 13,000 acres and multiple pipeline easements. The Court gave a positive nod for landowners to testify to market value of the easements and summarized as follows:

“A condemnation should not be a windfall for a landowner. Nor should it be a windfall for a private condemnor. A condemnor must pay fair price for the value of the land taken. Evidence of fair market sales to secure easements running across the property that precede the taking are admissible to establish the property’s highest and best use, and its market value, at the time of the taking.”

For the full review and link to the opinion see Tiffany Lashmet’s article for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in the link below. For more information contact me at (512) 894-5426 or preznik@braungresham.com.

– Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor


Texas Supreme Court Rules in Hlavinka v. HSC Pipeline

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hlavinka v. HSC Pipeline. Plaintiffs (“Hlavinka”) own four tracts of land totaling 13,000 acres in Brazoria County, Texas…



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