Tag Archives: Trans Pecos Pipeline

As Opposition Broadens Its Approach, Pipeline Shipments Arrive in Big Bend Region

For more than a year now, there’s been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in the Big Bend area. We’ve heard from those who are strongly opposed to it and from those who say it would be a good … Continue reading

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Protested Big Bend Pipeline Now Closer to Approval

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a statement from an Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman. A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and disgruntled landowners has suffered a major setback in its battle to block a proposed pipeline that would carry natural … Continue reading

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Feds Release Environmental Assessment of Pipeline Border Crossing

This story has been updated to include a comment from Energy Transfer, the pipeline company. Correction (March 23, 2016): a previous version of this story – along with an earlier story – stated that federal regulators would decide on the border … Continue reading

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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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Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer, Appointed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Commission, alongside three other appointments from across the state. Warren is President and CEO of Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based pipeline company behind the planned Trans-Pecos … 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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Borderland Exodus: Towns On Path Of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash Of Violence

GUADALUPE, Chihuahua — People living in the Juárez Valley southeast of Ciudad Juárez  and El Paso, Texas allege that land speculators preparing for the start of oil and gas production have spurred a land grab that’s forced what some claim … Continue reading

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Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick Addresses Opposition to the Trans Pecos Pipeline

At the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin this weekend, policymakers were at center stage, with several West Texas issues in the spotlight. Christi Craddick, a native of Midland, serves on the Texas Railroad Commission. KRTS reporter Graham Dickie asked her about the Trans … Continue reading

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