Map provided by Kinder-Morgan.

Overview

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.

Project Details

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.

B&G Update

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.
Click here for the interactive map.

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!

Timeline

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

Affected Counties

Gillespie County

Click here for the county map
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.

Blanco County

The line will cross the lower third of Blanco County near the town of Blanco. No map is available just yet.

Hays County

Click here for the county map
The line will run north of Wimberley and South of Kyle.

Caldwell County

Click here for the partial county map
The line will run west and south of Lockhart.

ACT NOW

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.

Sources:
Kinder Morgan website
Fredericksburg Standard article
Houston Chronicle article
KXAN article

11 Comments

  1. Larry O'Neill
    October 7, 2018

    we have property which appears to be possibly crossed by the pipeline

  2. Tyson Broad
    October 8, 2018

    Good morning,
    I am sure to be getting questions re how this affects the Llano. Do you happen to know how to obtain project maps for Kimble and Sutton County? Thanks…tyson

  3. Sheldon Green
    October 11, 2018

    Stop this terrible pipe line. No pipeline across our beautiful hill country. These terrible oil companies, their pipeline allies and bribed congress people like Sen Cruz (who says in his tv ad “I will fight for the oil and gas industry” against the American people have go \t to be stopped. NO PIPELINE ACROSS TEXAS!

  4. Dewayne Hollin
    November 24, 2018

    We have property in Gonzales & Caldwell counties near Hwy 304 & Reed Creek Rd. Do you have a map of that area & the land area the pipeline will take?

  5. Krystal
    December 14, 2018

    The pipeline looks as though it goes through Harper School and straight down main street. This is not safe for anyone. I do not approve of this plan.

  6. Patricia Contreras
    January 27, 2019

    Kinder already has one pipeline on my property in Schleicher county along with two other pipelines. This will be number 4. I want to make sure all my rights as a landowner are covered. The compensation for this current easement right and future compensation for all future constructions and repairs. When contacted by Kinder, they ask, “Are you going to hire a lawyer?”, my replay was “If you have lawyers why should’t I.”

  7. Patricia Contreras
    January 27, 2019

    Who is responsible for the landowner’s lawyers fees? The landowner or Kinder Morgan?

  8. James Timberlake
    January 29, 2019

    I own property at the intersection of Gonzales County Road 441 and Gonzales County Road 442. For the last several months satellite surveying equipment has been set up across the road from my property. From look at the Kinder Morgan map for Gonzales County, it appears that this location, is part of the pipeline route.

  9. Becky
    February 27, 2019

    Please, educate yourselves about pipelines. If you live in town, you have natural gas pipelines throughout the town, with no adverse affects. Pipelines are safe for environment and agriculture. The Pipeline company will negotiate to save trees, and normally after laying the line, will return the surface to its original condition with new dirt, native grass, etc.
    Really, you need to understand, don’t just repeat what you hear. Our family has had pipelines across their property for many years, and no adverse effects.

  10. ryan
    March 5, 2019

    Hi,
    According to TX Railroad Commission GIS wwweb site, Kinder Morgan already has two pipelines crossing the county. Is that so, or is one of those the “proposed” Permian Highway Pipeline, mapped by the state as a “done deal”?

    http://wwwgisp.rrc.texas.gov/GISViewer2/

    Once at the site, zoom in to Hays county, turn on “pipelines” in the interactive map’s legend. You’ll then see all of the gas and liquids pipelines crossing the county.

  11. Bryan Hummel
    March 28, 2019

    The solution rises every morning. Why are we fighting a particular route of this pipeline instead of fighting to prevent it all together. ALL pipelines will fail, it is just a matter of time. Anyone who says differently is not being honest. How many 100 year old cars do you see on the road?

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