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Texas-Pacífico Railroad Gearing Up For Pipeline Shipments To Alpine

San Angelo-based Texas-Pacífico Railroad is gearing up to ship parts of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline into Alpine on a stretch of the old South Orient Railroad that, until recent weeks, had not been used in years. The company has been making test … Continue reading

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Pipeline Border Crossing Review Due Out In January, Permit Decision Sometime After

Correction (March 23, 2016): a previous version of this story – and its headline – stated that federal regulators would decide on the border permit (“presidential permit”) the Trans-Pecos Pipeline needs to cross underneath the Rio Grande by April 3, 2016. In … Continue reading

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Energy Transfer Responds To Public Comments On Pipeline Border Review

Energy Transfer, the company behind the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline, has filed a summary response to hundreds of public comments sent to federal regulators during an environmental review of the pipeline’s border crossing section. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is conducting … Continue reading

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Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande

CANDELARIA, Texas — The United States and Mexico are pouring money into a showcase experiment to rescue damaged economies on the Texas-Mexico border. But that experiment only involves two towns, Boquillas in Mexico and the community of visitors and National … Continue reading

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West Texas Rancher Says Pipeline Company Surveyors Trespassed

A West Texas rancher says land surveyors came onto his property without permission while planning a route for a natural gas pipeline. The pipeline company says it was an accident. Presidio County rancher James Spriggs of the Spriggs Ranch recently … Continue reading

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Around The Bend Of The Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil

This story originally appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered on August 6, 2015. You can find more of our local coverage of this story here. Oil and gas are part of the Texas DNA. But a proposal to build a … Continue reading

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Regulators Extend Deadline for Public Comments on Pipeline Border Crossing Review

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has extended a deadline for public comments on an environmental review of part of the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The commission is studying the possible environmental impacts of the pipeline’s border crossing section – the part … Continue reading

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Energy Transfer Hosting Pipeline Meetings in Presidio, Alpine

After being criticized by some elected officials in West Texas for not being transparent enough about its plan to build a natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to Mexico, Dallas-based Energy Transfer is in the midst of new public … Continue reading

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Big Bend Counties Want More Federal Oversight on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Elected officials in the Big Bend region are getting increasingly involved with a planned pipeline that would bring natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin to Mexican power plants. Dallas-based Energy Transfer is building the 143-mile, 42″ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Local … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns from Big Bend Residents, Alpine Council Passes Pipeline Measures

The Alpine City Council passed two measures related to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline on Tuesday: one a strongly-worded move against the pipeline, the other a more reserved effort to have the pipeline built under stricter safety standards than what’s currently required. … Continue reading

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