Landowner Relations

Liquids pipeline owners and operators are committed to treating landowners fairly, openly and with respect. Pipeline companies through the Association of Oil Pipe Lines and American Petroleum Institute have developed a program to train their employees and representatives interacting with the public to uphold these principles. This landowner training commitment and program reflects our desire to build positive, lasting relationships in the communities we operate.

Pipeline Operator Commitment to Landowners

We commit to treating landowners fairly, openly and with respect. We will negotiate with landowners in good faith, be responsive to their questions and concerns and consistent in upholding our commitments to them. Download a copy of our Liquids Pipeline Owner and Operator Commitment to Landowners.

Landowner Commitment Core Training

The following training on our core landowner commitments is intended as a foundation for employee and representative interaction with landowners. These universal values reflect the ways we expect employees and representatives to engage with landowners when discussing new liquids pipeline projects. These core landowner commitments apply to both pipeline operator employees and their third-party representatives and consultants.

Landowner Commitment and Core Training Materials

Download the AOPL-API Landowner Commitment Core Training materials including a copy of the commitment to landowners, the core training presentation, link to the training video, summary materials and website location postcard.

Core Training Video

This training video shares the expectations for pipeline company employees and representatives interacting with landowners. The core commitments of fairness, respect, openness, negotiating in good faith, responsiveness and consistency are described.

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