Is your property affected by the proposed SPOT Terminal pipeline? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes the pipeline and its route in this video. If you live in Brazoria County or Harris County, you could be impacted. Call 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the SPOT Terminal Pipeline Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl and I’m an attorney with Wadler, Perches, Hundl & Kerlick. My practice area specializes in land litigation, which includes condemnation representation for landowners who are going through condemnation. You may have been contacted by either the State of Texas for road expansions or pipeline companies for the various pipeline projects that are occurring in Texas right now.
I’d like to talk about one of those pipeline projects that has come to my attention. I’ve been contacted by several landowners and this is some general information I’d like to pass on to other landowners out there who may have been contacted by this particular company.
Enterprise Products is a very large company. Many people have heard of Enterprise Pipeline or Enterprise Products. Enterprise has submitted a T-4 application to the Railroad Commission through an entity that owns and operates this particular pipeline project called SPOT Terminal Operating LLC. This T-4 application is a little interesting because it started back in September of 2018. On September 25, 2018, it appears that SPOT Terminal Operating LLC, an affiliate of Enterprise Products, submitted a T-4. It was rejected. It appears just some lack of information that was included, that should have been included in the T-4 application.
So it was rejected October 3, 2018. SPOT Terminal Operating or Enterprise, resubmitted the application in late November 2018. It was again rejected about a week later by the Railroad Commission. Still looks like some of the information was lacking in the application. It was finally approved December 18, 2018.
Now let’s talk a little bit about the project. The SPOT Terminal pipeline runs from Surfside in Brazoria County to South Houston, just east of Pearland in Harris County. It runs about 72 miles long — 72.57 miles according to the approved application by the Railroad Commission. It’s a 36-inch diameter line. In the Railroad Commission application SPOT Terminal states that it’ll be used for crude liquids. It’s a transmission line. You know there’s different boxes that can be checked on the application, one of which is a transmission line, or gathering line. This has been designated by SPOT as a transmission line. Different specifications in the pipeline will be included in this application. I’ll include this application on my website.
So if you’re being affected or you’ve been contacted by Enterprise Pipeline or SPOT Terminal Operating LLC, you can look at the T-4 and get a little bit more information from it. The thickness of the pipe will be a .529 inches, so about a half-inch pipe thickness wall. Like I said it’s a 36-inch diameter line. The T-4 permit that was given to the approval was #09994.
So for this SPOT Terminal Operating LLC. So I hope that information is helpful if you’re being affected by this line, or have been contacted by the pipeline company I suggest that so that you learn your rights as a landowner. I also strongly recommend that you contact a lawyer who handles condemnation cases on behalf of landowners and understands the process that you’ll be facing and the rights that you have.