A US federal court has appointed a commission to determine how much liquefaction giant Cheniere Energy may owe dozens of landowners for property seized under eminent domain to build a natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma.

According to documents filed late last month, the US District Court for Western Oklahoma appointed a commission to determine "just compensation" the landowners, who say they have not been paid for the land that was seized last year.

Many also claim they have not been compensated for what they say is extensive damage to their property during construction of the Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline (Midship).