More Condemnation Cases Flow from Diamond Pipeline

More Condemnation Cases Flow from Diamond Pipeline
Recent condemnation lawsuits have been filed by Diamond Pipeline about land in Conway, Woodruff, St. Francis and Crittenden counties.

The condemnation cases tied to the $900 million Diamond Pipeline project continue to pile up.

The planned 440-mile crude oil pipeline will cut across the state from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Memphis. Construction is expected to begin this year and wrap up in early 2017.

You might recall that the company behind the project is Diamond Pipeline LLC, whose parent company is Plains All American Pipeline of Houston.

At least 18 new cases were filed last month seeking court approval for the company to take land needed to build the pipeline and service it in the future. That’s in addition to the nearly 40 other petitions the company had already filed through June.

Each petition reviewed by Arkansas Business has stated that an agreement could not be reached with the landowner, leading to the filing.

The new petitions were filed in St. Francis, Conway, Woodruff and Crittenden counties.

Decisions on the new petitions were pending as of press time.