In the Spring of 2022, regulatory approval was granted for a new 42″ high pressure gas pipeline project that will run from the Permian Basin to Ellis County. This project will be owned by Warrior Pipeline, LLC.

It is unclear when construction will begin, but installation and operation of the Warrior Pipeline’s project will impact hundreds of landowners in the following counties: Upton, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Mitchell, Nolan, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, and Ellis County.

What is eminent domain?

Eminent domain is the power of the government to take privately owned property and use it for public use. “Public use” encompasses many different project types like highways, transmission lines, and various types of underground pipelines. Just compensation must be provided to the private landowner.

How does it affect private landowners?

Project contractors are not responsible for ensuring that private landowners receive the maximum payout, but rather are more interested in completing projects as timely and cost-effectively as possible. Without proper legal counsel, private landowners could be taken advantage of and not receive the compensation they deserve.

What can be done?

If you think your property may be impacted by the Matterhorn Express Pipeline project, we encourage you to seek counsel. If you would like to visit with our firm, please feel free to contact us at 512-474-9875. Alternatively, if you would like for our firm to contact you, or if you’d like to sign up to receive email updates, simply fill out the form at this web address: We’re happy to provide an initial consultation at no cost to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact our firm if we can be of assistance on these or other matters.