Will the Corpus Christi Infrastructure pipeline affect your property? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes the planned route of the pipeline using information filed with the Texas Railroad Commission. Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl to learn about your rights in condemnation and eminent domain.
Summary of the Corpus Christi Infrastructure LLC Video
– Hi, this is Philip Hundl. I’d like to talk to you today about a new pipeline project that I’ve become aware of. I’m an attorney and a shareholder in the Law Firm of Wadler, Perches, Hundl and Kerlick. My practice area focuses on land litigation primarily representing landowners facing condemnation. That condemnation may be due to a state project like a highway or a roadway being expanded or a pipeline project by any number of companies. There’s lots of pipeline activity right now and so there are quite a few new pipeline projects or expansions of pipeline projects. I always like to bring this information to landowners so that they can become more familiar with projects that may be affecting them in their area.
The Corpus Christi Infrastructure pipeline project is in Nueces and San Patricio Counties, near Corpus Christi, Texas. It’s about a 12.6 mile project, so big scheme of things it’s a short line, but if you’re a landowner along that project obviously it doesn’t matter how long or short it is, it’s going to affect you and your property. Corpus Christi Infra LLC or Corpus Christi Infrastructure LLC is the pipeline operator owner and economic operator according to the Railroad Commission records. I’ll provide this information about their application on the website.
In the T4 application that a pipeline company has to submit to the Railroad Commission, they will mention the type of commodity that will be transported. In this application they mention liquid. Most of the time the classification or the box that the pipeline company checks is a common carrier status. This particular line is being classified as a private line. So it’s not a common carrier status and cannot use the power of eminent domain and the condemnation process to acquire easements. So the pipeline company either owns most of the land or already has easements for this line or believes that it will be able to acquire those easements through a voluntary negotiation process.
The T4 application was submitted November 16, 2018. It was actually rejected the first time November 27, 2018 then it was later approved. Oftentimes they’re rejected because they lack some piece of information. Then the pipeline company provides that additional information, Railroad Commission takes another look at the application and then approves it. It was approved December 4, 2018, with permit number 09987.
As I mentioned, it’s a short line. It runs from Nueces County under the bay to San Patricio County. The map is a little unclear. It says County Road 2849. Actually I think it’s County Road 63, it runs north on County Road 63 in San Patricio County, west of Gregory and Portland to past FM 1074. It keeps going north and then it turns and goes east towards County Road 67 — that’s the more or less the route. I’ll have that route posted on the website along with the T4 information.
If you have any questions or concerns as I always recommend, please contact a lawyer who is familiar with condemnation. The Corpus Christi Infrastructure pipeline will be slightly different. It’s at least right now considered a private line. That status could potentially change, so be aware of that. Regardless, if it’s not going to be a common carrier status line, then please be aware of terms and conditions in proposed easement agreements that can affect your property long-term. Easement terms need to be negotiated to benefit the landowner. So with that, good luck.
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