Pipeline Co. Says Surveyor Gave Rival Secret Route Info

Law360, Houston (February 14, 2013, 10:39 PM EST) -- A Spectra Energy Corp. and Phillips 66 venture on Thursday alleged in Texas court that a former subcontractor had ignored a confidentiality agreement by giving details about a planned pipeline easement to an Energy Transfer Partners LP unit that attempted to seize the land.

The joint venture, DCP Midstream LP, says Houston-based land surveyor Gullett & Associates Inc. unexpectedly quit work on the 750-mile Sand Hills Pipeline project and gave key information about the pipeline’s route to ETC NGL Transport LLC so the competitor could lay...
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