We have learned about Wink to Webster Pipeline changes that indicate that construction will start again. Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes those changes in this video. Please call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the Wink to Webster Pipeline Changes Video
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’m an attorney who represents landowners facing condemnation cases, particularly facing condemnation matters from pipeline companies.
Today I’d like to give you just a brief update on the Wink to Webster Pipeline changes. This was a pipeline that we started dealing with last year in representing landowners, and then it was put on hold abruptly.
Interestingly, I believe some landowners had reached agreements, and then the pipeline project was put on hold, and they never received their compensation. Those are just stories I’ve heard. No one that I’ve represented has been in that situation.
So it appears that the Wink to Webster Pipeline is being cranked up again. The landowners who reached deals will hopefully get paid now. The property owners who haven’t reached deals will be contacted again by right of way agents trying to work out some arrangements.
As you may recall, the Wink to Webster project is a 650 mile pipeline from Wink, near Midland, and then it’s going to go to Webster. The arrangement on the joint venture seems to have changed. It’s now a joint venture between Exxon Mobile, Plains All American, MPLX LP, Delek US, Lotus Midstream, and Rambler Midstream LP. I’m not familiar with some of those names. So I believe that the project probably received additional investors.
Based upon the latest information, Enterprise will be the construction manager on the Midland-to-Webster segment. Then on the Wink-to-Midland segment, the construction manager will be Plains and Exxon Mobile. So now there are different players involved with this project.
What we’re being told is that construction will start in 2020, and then it’s expected to end in 2021. With a lot of these projects, the schedule is a moving target. When they say they’re going to begin, and when they actually do begin construction are often different.
A lot of times I see these projects that announce they’re going to start in January, and the next thing you know they’re starting in March. It almost seems like there’s a two to three month lag many times.
With the Wink-to-Webster Pipeline, there has already been a much larger lag time. If I recall, it was probably July or August, that we received word that the project was put on hold, at least for the time being. So now it looks like it’s getting cranked back up, and they’ve got some pretty ambitious start dates and end dates on construction.
If you’re affected by the Wink-to-Webster Pipeline changes, you’ll probably be hearing back from them. There are always possibilities of slight tweaks and reroutes, so maybe if you were contacted before, there are segments that have been rerouted. I haven’t heard much about any major re-routings on Wink-to-Webster Pipeline.
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