Texas Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes the current status of the SPOT Deepwater Terminal in this video. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl. We can arrange for your appointment to be in person, online or by phone.
Summary of the SPOT Deepwater Terminal Update
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. Like to talk to you about the SPOT Deep Water Terminal. And what I’m going to do is show you all this website. I think it’s real helpful. The Sea Port Oil Terminal or SPOT is a deep water project, about 27 to 30 miles off the coast of Brazoria County, Surfside.
They’ve been in the process of going through the various environmental regulations. This website will explain the whole process and even talk about the project and what the project looks like with an interactive map.
The SPOT Deepwater Terminal will enable ships to load crude oil from Port of Houston and the Port of Galveston. Those ports are fairly deep, but they’re not deep enough for these mega-large ships that load with crude.
A way for them to load crude oil is offshore at a deepwater port, about 30 miles off the coast. When you get around 30 miles off the coast, you’re starting to get into 120 feet of water.
I’ve had some clients that had contacted me about this project because they live along the onshore portion, in and around the Angleton and Lake Jackson areas. Essentially anyone from the Echo Terminal to Surfside or Quintana and Freeport is going to be affected by this pipeline.
Portions of the Route Might be a Pipeline Corridor
Now there are other pipelines in this area. You could consider a pipeline corridor for a lot of the land affected. They’re very well may be certain stretches of land that do not have any other pipelines on them. Those areas therefore would not be considered a pipeline corridor. But I think overall, this route follows a very similar path of many, many pipelines. So I think there is definitely a pipeline corridor to be considered on the SPOT Deepwater Terminal project.
So going back to the website, there’s a lot of interesting information here. What I find very interesting is the amount of crude oil that can be loaded or the number of vessels to be loaded at one time. It says two crude oil vessels can be loaded at the same time. It talks about 2 million barrels per day, 365 days per year. So hopefully this is helpful information.
I’ll include a link to this website on my blog as well. If you have any questions, I recommend that you contact an attorney who focuses on representing landowners in eminent domain proceeding.
As it goes forward and as easements are needed, those easements will be acquired either by mutual agreement with the landowners or through a condemnation. With that good luck as always. I’m Phil Hundl.
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