These guidelines are intended for individuals whose proposed construction activities impact our right-of-way. The primary concern is public safety and to help ensure the continuous safe flow of the nation’s energy supplies. For complete details and requirements for the design and construction of facilities on our right-of-way please call 1-740-344-2102.

Consult us early in your planning.

We must review and approve all plans for proposed construction impacting a our right-of-way. To expedite construction or excavation, submit your plans to us for review in the design phase of the project before applying for permits or committing to construction. Plan for a minimum of 45 days to review design plans.

Know What’s Below. Call Before You Dig.

No construction or excavation activities of any kind shall be performed on or near Energy Cooperative’s right- of-way, including crossing with heavy equipment, or blasting on or near the right-of-way before we have established the exact location and elevation of all affected facilities and the limits of the right-of-way. Start your project by calling OHIO811 Before You Dig. ( 

If you expose, hit, or touch a pipeline while digging, no matter how insignificant it may appear, please contact 911. Then contact our emergency control center immediately by calling: 740-344-2102. If you discover gas leaking, immediately contact 911, your local fire department, and us at 740-344-2102.

Minimum Guidelines For Construction Near Pipeline Facilities

“Minimum Guidelines For Construction Near Pipeline Facilities” addresses the most common issues concerning land use on/near The Energy Cooperative rights-of-way. In rare cases, The Energy Cooperative may determine that adherence to a specific provision of the Minimum Guidelines/Right-of-Way Use Procedure is not feasible for a particular project. In such instances, The Energy Cooperative may, at its sole discretion, elect to modify specific requirements for that project. Said modifications shall be made by appropriate Energy Cooperative personnel. These guidelines supersede any and all prior guidelines pertaining to activities and placements on or near gas transmission facilities owned by an company in The Energy Cooperative's family. Existence of or the ramifications from, the implementation of  prior guidelines will not dictate, direct, or provide for exemption of any of the above guide lines. In the event that the provisions of an applicable land rights document conflicts with the requirements set forth herein, the land rights document shall control.