Hi, I live in Farmington MN on 6 acres, and we now have a new oil pipeline that wants to come through our property. WE live in the middle of soy/corn fields and we are the only home in the area that it's going through. The rest is just fields. Koch has offered us a tiny amount of money. The pipeline will use about a 1/2 acre running through the front of our property. WE have a well and I am concerned about leaks. ( Oh yeah right, that doesn't ever happen...) also if we go to sell we will be the only home to have this on. They changed the route because the farmer doesn't want it running through their land because they will develope it in the future, so it went on to ours without notice . Thats another story. We will loose big mature trees and shrubs that procect us from the road. I am going to try to put together a offer by us that will pay for trees, easement for the line, and a " de-value" amount due to this easement. WE have tried to fight them but you can't fight Koch and win. The PUC has ok'd the route, so now I have to get my ducks in order. Right now is 1 home per 40 acres but that could change. WE can put driveways over the easement so that shouldn't hurt us. Does anyone have a idea of what % of the property value it could go down due to this line. Our property is worth about $500,000. There is a guy who is trying to sell his property, similar to ours, and no offers due to the pipeline !! People love the place but they find out about the pipeline and run. Our property is part of our retirement so I don't want to take a big hit when it's time to sell. I want Koch oil to pay for what I might be out when we sell. There has not been a pipeline through in 35 yrs so I don't have anything to compare to. I have heard 2-4% and up to 18% and have asked realtors but they have no idea. Any ideas so I can negotiate ? Thanks so much!!