We’ve received more information about the proposed route of the Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline. Will your property be affected? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl talks about this Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline update and temporary access agreements in this video. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline Update Video
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’d like to give you an update on one of the projects that we’ve talked about before. This is a project that’s called the Texas Gulf Coast Header Project. It’s a project from a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy.
Cheniere is a big player in LNG projects. They have several LNG facilities up and down the Texas Gulf Coast. One in particular is in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline is a 48 inch natural gas pipeline to their LNG facility on Corpus Christi Bay, at Gregory-Portland. It runs about 23 miles from near Sinton, Texas.
Our information about the Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline update is based upon some rough information that we have, and It’s always subject to change. But from what we understand from the landowners who have contacted us is that this new pipeline is going to run between Corpus Christi and Columbus, Texas. Columbus is in Colorado County.
This Header Pipeline update indicates it is going to run through several counties. Those include San Patricio, Live Oak, Bee, Goliad, DeWitt, Lavaca, and Colorado Counties. It’s going to run along a path paralleling, from time to time, one or two different pipelines. This is going to be a 42 inch natural gas line.
Don’t Accept the Temporary Easement Agreement from the Right of Way Agent
So if you’re contacted by a right of way agent, their first step is normally to try to get access onto your property to conduct civil engineering surveys, environmental surveys, and archeological surveys. Please know that all temporary access agreements are not created equal. The one that pipeline companies’ right of way agents typically propose is very broad, and it doesn’t provide a lot of landowner protections.
I and other attorneys representing landowners in condemnation cases have a more landowner-favorable temporary access agreement that protects landowners. So from the very beginning in talking with right of way agents, be careful about signing anything without an attorney reviewing it.
The sooner you contact an experienced condemnation rights attorney, the more prepared you will be to navigate through the condemnation process. It’s important to have an attorney to help you understand the whole process. With an experienced lawyer in your corner, you’ll be able to understand the steps and the timing of all the different steps in the condemnation process. So with that, good luck.
Let Us Help You Through the Condemnation Process
The condemnation process in Texas can be confusing for landowners. You’re contacted by right of way agents who are working for the pipeline companies, and they don’t represent you or your interests. You should talk with an attorney who can explain the condemnation process and help guide you through all of the decisions you’ll have to make.
Attorney Philip Hundl and his law firm represent landowners in eminent domain and condemnation matters across much of Texas. He can explain each step in the process and help you make the best decisions for your future. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment.