A federal court in Oklahoma has ordered Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Midship Pipeline Co. LLC to pay landowners nearly $170,000 plus interest for the use of private land during the pipeline’s construction. 


The pipeline started flowing up to 1.1 Bcf/d of natural gas in April 2020. However, area landowners in August 2021 said pipeline construction had caused major damage over the years. Landowners have cited flooded fields, broken farm equipment and construction debris. 

From 2021-2023, Midship was excavating buried rock and construction debris as part of a FERC request. In a filing last month to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee, Midship indicated it had been excavating debris through mid-April. Midship said in the filing it was continuing to encourage landowners to reach...