Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code
§52-4. Right-of-way must be granted by charter and damages paid - Damages.
The laying, constructing, building and maintaining a gas pipeline for the transportation or transmission of natural gas along, over, under, across or through the highways, roads, bridges, streets, or alleys in this state, or of any county, city, municipal corporation or any other private or public premises within this state is hereby declared an additional burden upon said highway, bridge, road, street or alley, and any other private, or public premises and may only be done when the right is granted by express charter from the state; and such gas pipeline shall not be constructed, maintained, or operated until all damages to adjacent owners are ascertained and paid as provided by law.
R.L.1910, § 4294.