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Slow on the ‘Quick Take’: Eminent Domain Powers Under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law

Oil and gas companies may be tapping into stores of natural gas in Pennsylvania, but they face difficulties realizing profits due to the challenges in transporting the shale gas to refineries for consumer use. Pipeline capacity constraints have become a cause for regional disparity of prices of natural gas around the country as production outpaces pipeline capacity. These companies are now making plans to construct pipelines through various regions of Pennsylvania to transport the shale gas quickly and effectively for consumer use. This article discusses natural gas-providing companies’ ability to use Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law to acquire property for their pipelines.

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