The company behind a planned $900 million crude oil pipeline filed several petitions in the past month to gain access to property for the line.
Diamond Pipeline LLC, whose parent company is Plains All American Pipeline of Houston, filed a total of at least seven condemnation petitions in Logan, Woodruff, Conway and Sebastian counties. The petitions available to Whispers state that Diamond has been unable to reach agreements with the landowners and ask for access to the properties.
The company plans to begin construction on the 440-mile pipeline later this year. The proposed route would stretch from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Memphis.
The new round of petitions isn’t the only litigation over the project. Diamond has filed nearly 40 condemnation petitions for the line and is facing at least two challenges by landowners questioning the company’s authority to invoke eminent domain.
Decisions in the new condemnation cases were pending at press time.