Is your land impacted by the Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline project? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes the project in this video and offers information about dealing with right of way agents. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl, wanted to talk to you briefly about a project that has come to our attention, and we wanted to bring it to your attention. It’s being referred to, at least right now, by the right-of-way agents as the Texas Gulf Coast Header Project.
Like most of these projects, they’re owned or operated by an entity that’s solely formed for that particular project, and in this case it’s called Texas Gulf Coast Header LLC. It’s a limited liability company (LLC) that was created in Delaware May 22, 2019.
An application of registration was filed here in Texas the next day, May 23, 2019, with the Secretary of State. They extended or amended their registration application recently November 9, 2019.
So we did a little background research into this entity. Who is this entity and who owns this entity? First off, the address is 700 Milam Street, Suite 1900. For many of you who are familiar with that address, that’s Cheniere, pronounced a lot of different ways but it’s C-H-E-N-I-E-R-E, Cheniere.
If you’re along the Gulf Coast, you’re very familiar with that name because they have a large LNG facility in Freeport, Texas, and Cheniere is almost synonymous with LNG, liquified natural gas.
It appears that this Texas Gulf Coast Header Pipeline will run through San Patricio County, just north of the town of Odem to the coast. Cheniere has a facility in Corpus Christi and then also Freeport and if I’m not mistaken, a couple of other facilities. There’s a terminal in Sabine Pass. This project is new to us, and it’s just developing.
Right of Way Agents
The right-of-way agents involved for at least in a portion of this project are from Percheron LLC. This is a well-known, large right-of-way acquisition company, Their main office is in Katy, Texas.
If you’re contacted by a right-of-way agent, from Percheron or another company, regarding this Texas Gulf Coast Header Project, do your best to understand what the project is about, what they want to do on your property, how big a pipeline is planned, how deep the pipe will be, and what type of product. Ask the right-of-way agent if the pipeline company has submitted its application to the Railroad Commission, and ask if the company has received a permit.
All of these questions are valid questions to ask the right-of-way agent. They should know the answers or at least say that they’ll get back to you with the information.
I recommend that you don’t sign anything without first talking with an attorney who represents landowners facing condemnation suits or facing entities using the power of eminent domain. So with that, good luck and we’ll provide updates as they come to us, Thanks.
Let Us Help You Through the Condemnation Process
The condemnation process is confusing. Let our experienced attorneys help you through that process. Wadler, Perches, Hundl & Kerlick has four offices in Southeast Texas — Wharton and El Campo in Wharton County and Richmond and Fulshear in Fort Bend County.
Call or text our offices at 800-266-4870 for an appointment or a no-obligation case evaluation. If you’d like a case evaluation please provide your name, email, cell number, county and project name (if you know it).