Will your land be impacted by the Epic Sweeny 2 Project? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl talks about the project in this video, and he offers advice to help landowners safeguard their rights and their property during the condemnation process. Call 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the Epic Sweeny 2 Pipeline Project Video
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’m an attorney with Wadler, Perches, Hundl, and Kerlick, and my practice area focuses on land litigation, primarily condemnation cases related to pipeline projects here in Texas. I also help landowner clients facing condemnation for high voltage power lines or high voltage transmission lines and also highway projects.
Today I’d like to discuss a new project that we’ve become aware of. We refer to it as the Epic Sweeny 2 project. The operator of the pipeline is EPIC Consolidated Operations, LLC. There’s been a lot of talk about Epic or Epic Y. Epic has built lots of pipeline projects over the last several years here in Texas.
This project runs south of Refugio to Sweeny. So the pipeline project affects Refugio and Victoria Counties, Calhoun County, Jackson County, and Brazoria County. The Epic Sweeny 2 line primarily runs along or near the coast from south of Refugio all the way to Sweeny. It’s approximately 138 miles long when completed.
The product that going to be transported in the line is propane. It’s a 10 inch line, which is 10.75 inches in diameter. The maximum operating pressure on this line is about 1400 psi.
The permit was approved recently by the Texas Railroad Commission. It looks like we received this May 16, 2019. As we get more information on this pipeline, we will get it out there for landowners who are being affected by this project. Landowners are being contacted now by right of way agents working for the pipeline. They’ve received their initial offers.
As with all these projects, we always stress that you should understand your rights as a landowner. You should understand the condemnation process. It’s extremely important for you to understand those easement terms and the easement agreement offered to you by the pipeline company. Those easement terms will permanently affect your property so you need to understand how it will affect your property — its use and its value.
So there’s a monetary component. Make sure that you’re getting compensated justly and fairly for what’s being taken. You should also be compensated for the pipeline’s damage to the remainder of your property. If there’s any cost to you to cure or remediate some of the damage caused by the pipeline project, then you should also compensated for that. If you’ve lost crop or livestock production due to the pipeline project you should be compensated for that
So once again this project is the Epic Sweeny 2 project. The planned pipeline runs from south of Refugio, to the Robstown area to Sweeny, Texas, to the Phillips 66 refinery in Sweeny.
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