Mountaineer XPress Landowners Group Formed

The pipeline is coming…are you protected?

When you learn that a pipeline company intends to use your property to construct and install a FERC-regulated, eminent domain pipeline, you can bet you’re in for a heck of a ride.  From dealing with survey hassles to addressing issues unique to you, your family, and your property with the company, to negotiating the operational and financial terms—the ride is long and not always easy.

That is why when Columbia Gas announced their plans to construct the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline and began contacting landowners, many former clients and new landowners contacted me seeking representation. Soon after, the oil and gas law firm of Gold, Khourey & Turak, along with the firms of Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor & Gordon, Rokisky, Wilharm, Blair & Rokisky PLLC, and Guida Law Offices, formed the Mountaineer XPress Landowners Group.

Why? Strength in numbers.

When landowners join together and collectively negotiate, everyone wins. Our Group has grown to include over 30 landowners with over 30,000 feet of the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline and is seeking to grow it over the coming months. However, with a few other pipeline attorneys or consulting groups out there, you may be asking yourself: Why should I join the Mountaineer XPress Landowners Group?

In my opinion, the answer is simple…


Everyone claims to have oil and gas experience, but only some do. Our team of oil and gas attorneys has successfully represented hundreds of landowners (with over 200,000 feet of pipeline in the Ohio Valley alone) in regard to FERC-regulated, eminent domain pipelines just like this one. We know how negotiations go, what operational terms are important to our clients, what’s top dollar, and, most importantly, how to get it.

A Fair Fee

We know that other attorneys and groups charge their clients significantly more, but we believe our clients deserve first class representation for a reasonable fee.  That means more money in your pocket.

Unique Approach

We combine the power of a group with individualized attention.  Our oil and gas lawyers use the power of the Group to obtain the best operational and financial terms available.  What we don’t do is forget that each and every landowner deserves individual attention to ensure that their individual needs are met.  It’s the best of both worlds.

Comprehensive Representation

Once you join our Group, we take over negotiations and deal with Columbia so you don’t have to. Survey issues?  We make sure you are legally protected, that you know when surveyors will be on your property, and that you receive payment when entitled.  Operational terms? We have you covered with a comprehensive set of landowner-friendly terms. Compensation?  We do not rest until we are assured our clients receive the best compensation—even more than what others are guaranteeing.

Proven Results

Our negotiations with Columbia Gas in regard to the Leach XPress Pipeline resulted in over $3,000,000 in compensation for our clients and the highest per foot price available.  The results don’t lie.

By no means are these the only benefits of joining the Mountaineer XPress Landowners Group.  If you wish to learn more about how we can guide you to the best deal possible, please give me a call at your convenience at (800) 388-2529 or schedule your free consultation.  I sincerely hope you allow me the privilege to fight for a deal on your terms.