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  •  No, mineral rights are only for extraction (15+ / 0-)

    The property would have to have an easement though, if the pipeline runs under those houses (I think it's near homes but not under them).
    Take a look at a pipeline map of the US and Canada to give you an idea of what is out there:
    US pipeline map photo:  us-canada-pipeline-map.jpg

    One of those deep red spots is where I live, in Kansas.
    Thousands of pipelines all over out here.

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    by skohayes on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 03:22:44 PM PDT

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    •  Easement: (0+ / 0-)

      Per Wikipedia:

      "An easement is a certain right to use the real property of another without possessing it.  It is 'best typified in the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B.' ..."

      "Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property or allowing an individual to fish in a privately owned pond.  An easement is considered as a property right in itself at common law and is still treated as a type of property in most jurisdictions."

      In other words, an easement has NOTHING to do with whether a pipeline runs "under" a dwelling as opposed to "near" one.

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      by Neuroptimalian on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:41:03 PM PDT

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