Could You Be Impacted by the Easton Energy Boling to Sweeny Pipeline
We have information indicating that Easton Energy is planning a pipeline between the vicinity of Boling and Sweeny, Texas. Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes what we know right now. If you’d like an appointment with Mr. Hundl, please call or text 800-929-1725.
Summary of the Easton Energy Video
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’m an attorney with a practice focusing on representing landowners facing eminent domain or condemnation proceedings. We’ve talked about this before in other videos about entities with the power of eminent domain. That power means that the government or even private entities have the ability to take your property or some interest in your property. The taking might be for a pipeline easement, a canal easement or the right to have something on your property like a high voltage power line.
So, so if you’re a landowner facing eminent domain you’ll be involved in the condemnation proceeding if an agreement is not worked out beforehand. Condemnation is the process by which the government or an entity that has the right of eminent domain can take your property for the use that they’re claiming to have. And of course they’re going to claim that their use is for a public purpose.
What I want to talk about today is the Easton Energy pipeline that’s come to our attention. We’re still learning more about exactly where this route will be. We’ve requested information from the Railroad Commission. I’m reviewing the Easton Energy website to learn about the different assets they have.
They have approximately 415 miles of pipeline essentially running along the Gulf Coast. A lot of their network comes from the Markham Salt Dome. The Markham Salt Dome is near the town of Clemville, in Matagorda County. There’s a large salt dome where they store different petrochemical products.
From that salt dome, Easton Energy has several pipeline systems. One’s called the Astro System, another the Texas Belle, one more is the Purity Line, and also the Promesa line and the Live Oak line.
For this project, we’re still trying to fact check and determine what’s correct. Much of this information is being provided by the right of way agents. The right of way agent company or land acquisition company is called Blanchard Land Services, and I believe they’re out of Louisiana. Easton Energy is based in Houston, but, Blanchard Land Services is the right of way acquisition company.
Our understanding right now is this latest Easton Energy project is approximately a 15 mile pipeline from Boling, Texas, to Phillips 66 in Sweeny. Sometimes general areas are discussed early in a project, and the pipeline may not be constructed in those particular areas.
So when we refer to Markham, it’s actually in the little town of Clemville. The discussion of the terminus of this route could be Boling, but it could also be as far as Damon. The proposed Easton Energy route on this particular project runs alongside some Conoco Phillips pipelines and some other Enterprise lines.
A lot of these pipeline routes like to parallel existing pipelines to create a pipeline corridor. So that appears that this is what Easton is hoping to run.
So for now that’s all the information that we have on this particular project. We’ll continue to update you and try to obtain more information on the extent of this project, the size of the pipe and the material that’s going to be transported through it, which we believe is isobutane.
As we find out more about this particular project, we will keep you posted. Good luck
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Call or text 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl. Please remember that the right of way agents do not represent your interests. You should contact an experienced landowner condemnation rights attorney to guide you through the condemnation process.
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