Working together with Developers, Planners and Surveyors
Firstgas has registered easements or designations that protect strips of land on which our pipelines are located. These pipelines are permanently located on public and private land which are formalised on the property’s title. A change in ownership does not alter these rights.
We maintain both the rights and responsibilities to access the pipeline easement for maintenance and safety monitoring to ensure the protection of the pipeline and the easement itself.
While Firstgas' high-pressure pipelines are initially designed to accommodate the existing or anticipated land uses at the time of construction, it's essential to note that, given their extended operational lifespan (up to 80 years), changes in land use are inevitable over time.
Firstgas high pressure pipelines are designed for the land uses that exist or are envisaged at the time of construction. But, because pipelines typically have long operational lives (up to 80 years), land use change over time is inevitable.