LAFAYETTE – A Texas company is seeking to acquire the right to use land on a piece of property in Cameron Parish for a pipeline expansion project.
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC filed a lawsuit Jan. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against 0.0282 acres of land, more or less, in Cameron Parish; Stream Family Trust LLC; and any unknown owners, alleging its right of eminent domain.
According to the complaint, Transco needs access to the land owned by the Stream Family Trust for construction of a gas pipeline, the Gulf Trace Expansion Project. The project has been authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and satisfies the requirements of serving the public interest, the suit states. Since Transco claims it cannot agree on a purchase price with the landowners, it is asking the court to condemn the land, giving them the right of access for construction.
Transco seeks immediate access to the road use service, plus compensatory damages and legal costs. It is represented by attorneys Linda S. Akchin, Charles S. McCowan III and Richard D. McConnell Jr. of Kean Miller LLP in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-00041