Exxon Mobil joined Houston-based Kinder Morgan in partnership with Midland-based EagleClaw Midstream on the $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline. The 42-inch buried natural gas pipeline is 430 miles starting north of Fort Stockton and stretching across much of Texas’ Hill Country to its destinations near Houston. It connects with other lines that reach down near Agua Dulce. Both major lines feed smaller lines that stretch across Southeast and South Texas.
The company purchased 50-foot easements from landowners, plus an additional 25 to 50 feet of work easements, for which landowners were also paid. Kinder Morgan officials said, “Once the line is buried, we return the land to as it was and landowners can still run livestock. We just require no buildings or long-rooted trees planted near the line.” The lines were buried at least four feet deep, then backfilled and the property reclaimed with groundcover.
Braun & Gresham attorneys worked with landowners impacted by the Permian Highway Pipeline to minimize the impacts to their land and achieve compensation for the portion(s) of their property impacted.
If you are a landowner facing condemnation, please do not hesitate to contact us at (512) 894-5426 or [email protected].
9/25/18 – Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan vice president of public affairs said, “We’re in the initial stages where we are contacting landowners, planning routes and starting permits.”
– Stakeholder Outreach: Ongoing
– Civil and Environmental Surveys: September 2018 – June 2019
– Begin Construction: Fall 2019
– Proposed In-Service Date: Fourth Quarter of 2020