Frequently Asked Questions

What purpose will Momentum’s gathering systems serve?

Momentum's pipeline systems gather natural gas from well locations through underground lines to major interstate transmission pipelines. Our systems safely move the gas closer to the homes and businesses that rely on this energy source.

How deep must this pipeline be placed in the ground, and how will Momentum cross streams and other natural features?

Pipeline used for midstream operations is typically buried with a minimum cover of 36 inches. Pipelines are typically buried beneath waterways and highways using boring equipment that drills horizontally beneath a stream bed, followed by the placement of the pipeline.

If a pipeline is located on my property, will there be any permanent damage or would it limit use of my property?

Momentum goes above and beyond to minimize impacts to property during the construction process and restores the right-of-way with native vegetation and original contour. Property owners can then use their land along the right-of-way.

How does Momentum maintain the pipeline right-of-way?

Momentum monitors and maintains its rights-of-way on an ongoing basis. Safety markers are placed to indicate the pipe location and are positioned to ensure that they are identifiable anywhere along the right-of-way. These markers contain safety warnings and the company's contact information. Land-based surveys of the pipeline take place regularly, and mowing occurs as needed to avoid overgrowth of vegetation. Momentum has personnel on call 24 hours a day to respond to any potential incidents at its pipeline and compressor facilities.

What is an easement?

An easement is a limited right to use the land for specific purposes. Momentum will compensate the landowner for the right to construct, operate and maintain pipeline facilities.

How long will the pipeline construction process take?

It depends, there are a few different factors that play into pipeline construction, including weather, size of pipe and terrain. Typically, the overall process will take 3-6 months from the beginning of construction to reclamation.  

What rights do I have on the pipeline easement across my property?

Landowners typically have the rights to use the Easements in any manner other than planting trees, building structures, roads or other utilities on or across.  

How will I report income that I receive for my land?

Landowners who receive payments from the company will receive a 1099-S at the end of the year. They will need to consult their personal tax professional.

How do I know where the pipeline is?  Who do I call to locate a pipeline before I dig?

In many areas the pipeline route is easy to distinguish because the right-of-way is a clear corridor. Within the right-of-way are pipeline marker posts that can be easily seen. 

If any digging or other type of earth disturbance is planned, you are required to make the necessary One Call notice by dialing 811 three to ten days in advance of the disturbance. 

Do your pipeline personnel notify landowners when they are going to enter the property?

Company personnel may attempt to notify landowners when entering private property for routine maintenance. When non-routine operations are to be performed on a landowner's property, landowners will typically be notified.