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117.48 CRUDE OIL PIPELINE COMPANIES, EMINENT DOMAIN.
The business of transporting crude petroleum, oil, their related products and derivatives
including liquefied hydrocarbons, or natural gas by pipeline as a common carrier, is declared to
be in the public interest and necessary to the public welfare, and the taking of private property
therefor is declared to be for a public use and purpose. Any corporation or association qualified
to do business in the state of Minnesota engaged in or preparing to engage in the business
of transporting crude petroleum, oil, their related products and derivatives including liquefied
hydrocarbons, or natural gas by pipeline as a common carrier, is authorized to acquire, for the
purpose of such business, easements or rights-of-way, over, through, under or across any lands,
not owned by the state or devoted to a public purpose for the construction, erection, laying,
maintaining, operating, altering, repairing, renewing and removing in whole or in part, a pipeline
for the transportation of crude petroleum, oil, their related products and derivatives including
liquefied hydrocarbons, or natural gas. To such end it shall have and enjoy the power of eminent
domain to be exercised in accordance with this chapter, and acts amendatory thereof, all of
which provisions shall govern insofar as they may be applicable hereto. Nothing herein shall
be construed as authorizing the taking of any property owned by the state, or any municipal
subdivision thereof, or the acquisition of any rights in public waters except after permit, lease,
license or authorization issued pursuant to law.
History: 1971 c 322 s 1; 1987 c 353 s 4; 2006 c 214 s 20