This is a Pipeline Alert concerning the Brazoria County pipeline explosion and fire that occurred on July 13. This incident is a reminder that pipeline accidents can and do occur and the possibility of such accidents impacts the area around the pipelines. Call 800-266-4870 for a meeting with Land Rights Attorney Philip Hundl. Meetings can be online, in person or by phone. We help landowners across Texas.
Summary of the Brazoria County Pipeline Explosion and Fire Pipeline Alert
Hello, this is Philip Hundl. Today, I am bringing you an urgent pipeline alert. I often update you about various pipeline projects, but today’s topic is a recent pipeline explosion that took place in Brazoria County. This incident happened on the property of a landowner we’ve discussed previously due to his significant and recent eminent domain case in the Texas Supreme Court.
The landowner in question is Terry Hlavinka, also known as the Terrance Hlavinka Cattle Company. This pipeline explosion occurred on his property on July 13th, in Brazoria County. The line involved belonged to INEOS. I’ll provide a link to several reports on this incident, which was covered by all major news outlets in Houston.
The Cause of the Pipeline Explosion is Under Investigation
Included in the link are videos, eyewitness testimonies, and commentary from Mr. Hlavinka himself. The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation and is not yet known. This unfortunate event serves as a reminder. Despite assurances from pipeline companies about the safety of pipelines, accidents can and do occur. We often discuss the potential impact radius of such incidents, but these concerns are frequently ignored.
This recent explosion demonstrates why we remain concerned about the potential impact radius if a pipeline explosion occurs. The graphic videos provided by the news outlets give a clear picture of this. I hope you find this information helpful.
To recap, a pipeline explosion occurred near the INEOS plant in Brazoria County. As for the exact location, if you’re looking on a map, it happened where there are numerous pipelines due to the area’s abundance of refineries and petrochemical industrial zones in both Brazoria County and Harris County.
Specifically, the explosion took place at FM 2004 and 2917. Based on the Railroad Commission maps and the news outlet videos, I believe it’s slightly north of 2024 and on FM 2917. This places it just east of Danbury and south of Alvin.
As a landowner, it’s crucial to understand the risks and your rights, especially if you’re affected by a pipeline on your property. I hope the provided links are helpful, and I wish you the best of luck.
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