Is your land likely impacted by the planned AMP Gathering Pipelines? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes the project in this video. Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the Video
Attorney Philip Hundl is a Shareholder of the Law Firm of Wadler, Perches, Hundl & Kerlick with offices in Wharton and El Campo in Wharton County and Fulshear and Richmond in Fort Bend County. Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl at any of our offices or at a place convenient to you.
- Aspen Midstream or AMP has a number of projects right now including some described on this website as the AMP Project and the AMP NGL Pipeline project.
- AMP is acquiring easements for the AMP Gathering Lines. Right now the activity is primarily in Fayette County and Washington County, and it will soon be in Burleson County as well.
- The project calls for pipelines of 12 inches in diameter and comprises about 70 miles of high pressure gathering lines and about 15 miles of lean high pressure gathering lines for a total of about 85 miles of pipelines.
- The AMP Gathering Lines will connect with the AMP 30 Express line going in from Washington County to Waller County.
Mr. Hundl strongly recommends that you talk with an experienced landowner condemnation attorney before you sign an easement agreement and provide property information and temporary access to your property. After you sign, your ability to change the terms of these agreements is limited, no matter what you’re told by a right of way agent.
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Transcript of the AMP Gathering Lines Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’m an attorney with Wadler, Perches, Hundl and Kerlick. Our primary office is in Wharton County, with offices in Fort Bend County as well.
I want to just give a quick update. I’ve spoken about the Aspen Midstream, or AMP pipeline projects in the past. I think I had some videos or blog posts in January and then also in March or April. Want to just kind of give a little bit of an update. There’s been some additional activity going on with AMP, or Aspen Midstream, so I’d like to just talk about that briefly.
So, Aspen Midstream, or AMP, has several projects going on. They are completing the construction of what they’ve called the AMP Express 30. So this is their large 30 inch transmission line from Washington County through Austin County into Waller County to a facility near Katy, or Brookshire.
Now, they also have a project, and they’ve filed and gotten their T-4 approved for the AMP NGL line. We’ve talked about that NGL line. That’s a much longer line. It’s a smaller diameter line. You know, according to the T-4 permit that was approved back in February that they submitted, they list 98 miles. And it runs all the way from Washington County, Austin, Fort Bend, Brazoria County, so actually goes all the way down to Sweeny in Brazoria County. So that’s the AMP NGL line. I’ve talked about that. I have a video on my website about that. So if you want more information about the AMP NGL line, please look up that video.
What I want to talk about today is the AMP gathering lines that are beginning to become very active in a couple of different counties, primarily Fayette County, and then also Washington County. And it will soon be Burleson County as well. So, you know, I’ve got, this was something that AMP started working on several months ago. And I would, you know, my words not theirs, but there was a little bit of a lull, it seemed like, and now the activity’s picking back up. They’re out seeking survey access to survey the proposed routes on the line. I don’t think the routes are completely finalized yet, it appears. But these are what we will refer to as the AMP Gathering lines.
They appear to be, the proposed diameter will be 12 inches. Now, just, you know, according to information that’s out there, I’m trying to get more information about these gathering lines. But it looks like their projects, their plan is about 70 miles of high pressure gathering lines, and then also another 15 miles of lean high pressure gathering lines. So, looks like they’re going to, their plan is, at least for now, is around 85 miles of gathering lines, Fayette County, Washington County, and Burleson County, to connect to their, this AMP 30 Express line that they’re putting in from Washington all the way down to Waller Counties.
As I get more information, I will absolutely provide that to you all of the public, and, more importantly, the land owners out there. As I’ve said many, many times, and I want to stress this, if you’re a land owner, be very cautious when dealing with important rights like easement rights related to your land. Be careful of what is submitted to you. And absolutely be careful about what you sign. I always recommend that you go and seek legal representation, or at least a legal consultation to a attorney that knows what, that’s experienced in condemnation proceedings, and representing land owners related to pipelines. So with that, good luck. And as I said, I will update the information I have on the AMP gathering line as I get it. Thank you.