Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline

Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline

SelectROW performed full-spectrum real estate and project administration services to acquire the land rights required to construct a 24-inch natural gas transmission pipeline between Bernalillo, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico. SelectROW was tasked with the title research, surveying, appraisals and acquisitions along the more than 30-mile project route.

The project involved the routing assistance, survey coordination, title research, appraisal, acquisition, closing and as needed, condemnation support within Sandoval and Santa Fe Counties.

The easement and fee acquisitions on this project impacted a diverse group of public and private landowners paralleling the I-25 corridor. SelectROW requested to be involved in the initial project design and routing dialogue. Through this dialogue, SelectROW was able to fully understand the various design alternatives available from an engineering perspective. With this understanding, SelectROW was able to provide feedback on the acquisition implications resulting from each design alternative, concerning impacted owners, governmental entities and culturally sensitive areas, and this ultimately allowed for a selected route conducive to the required, compressed right of way acquisition schedule

Request A Proposal

SelectROW approached a Santa Fe County landowner that was in the midst of developing plans for a commercial and industrial development that would eventually be impacted by the subject pipeline. This resulted in the landowner being categorically opposed to the project initially. After numerous meetings with the landowner and their consultant engineering firm, we were able to alter the design of the pipeline to not only reduce the damage to the landowner’s future development, but also be mutually beneficial to both parties, from a future gas service perspective.