Exxon Mobil joins 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 will be 430 miles starting north of Fort Stockton and stretching across much of Texas’ Hill Country to its destinations near Houston. It will connect with other lines that will reach down near Agua Dulce. Both major lines will feed smaller lines that stretch across Southeast and South Texas. Some of its product will end up in Mexico.
The company will purchase 50-foot easements from landowners, plus an additional 25 to 50 feet of work easements, for which landowners also will be paid. Plans could change depending on easements, environmental or cultural surveys. Kinder Morgan officials say, “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 are buried at least four feet deep, then backfilled and the property reclaimed with groundcover.
Disclaimer: All information provided about the impacted properties in Braun & Gresham’s project tracking map is gathered from local tax roles and is public information. The accuracy of the data is contingent on the information those local tax roles have produced.
This 3-mile wide buffer (yellow area on the map) shows the most likely route for this pipeline. The public maps made available by Kinder-Morgan are not precise enough to locate the corridor with more certainty. Landowners are helping Braun & Gresham to pinpoint the actual pipeline route Kinder Morgan will not provide.
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We are working to identify the precise route in order to create landowner coalitions for those affected by the pipeline, which will help keep legal costs at a minimum. If you have been approached by a condemning authority, please do not sign anything without representation!
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
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On 9/25/18, Kinder Morgan officials said it is or will soon be in contact with landowners of 233 parcels in southern Gillespie County who may be affected. The entire project measures 45.1 miles through Gillespie County. As shown in the project map, the line enters Gillespie County just north of U.S. 290, then goes south of Harper, Fredericksburg and Stonewall.
The line will cross the lower third of Blanco County near the town of Blanco. No map is available just yet.
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The line will run north of Wimberley and South of Kyle.
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The line will run west and south of Lockhart.
Braun & Gresham is gathering information on this project and will provide updates here when available. If your property may be affected, or you have been contacted by any of these companies, call us now at 866-480-2756. As an affected landowner, you do not have to accept the first offer or terms! Call us to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation to learn more about how Braun & Gresham, PLLC can help protect your land.