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After Trespass Allegations, Spriggs Lets Pipeline Company Continue Surveys

The Presidio County rancher who claimed pipeline surveyors working for Energy Transfer trespassed on his property tells Marfa Public Radio he has now signed a permission form giving surveyors access to his land. The planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline route runs through … Continue reading

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“Material Failure” Caused Pipeline Explosion Near Cuero, TX

The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) says the explosion of a 42″ natural gas pipeline near the town of Cuero, Texas in June was caused by a “material failure” on part of the pipeline. Energy Transfer operates the pipeline that exploded … Continue reading

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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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State Senator José Rodríguez Supports Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Democratic State Senator José Rodríguez says while he understands the concerns of some Big Bend-area residents opposed to the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline, he supports the plan to bring natural gas from the Permian Basin to Mexico.  Before a town hall meeting with constituents … Continue reading

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Contractor Wanted Park Employee Removed From Reviewing Pipeline Plan

This summer, the contractor preparing an environmental report for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline company asked for a Big Bend National Park employee to be removed from his role in reviewing the pipeline plan. The request is outlined in public documents sent … 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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Key Player In City Of Presidio’s Economic Plans To Start Construction This Month

PRESIDIO, Texas — As we reported this summer, the proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline is in the news again because of trespass allegations made by a landowner against surveyors working for the pipeline company — Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas. There is, however, at … 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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