STACK Pipeline - Oklahoma
Aug 03, 2016
Plains All American Pipeline and Phillips 66 Partners Announce STACK Pipeline Joint Venture and Expansion Plans
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) and Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE: PSXP) today announced the formation of STACK Pipeline LLC (JV), a 50/50 limited liability company to own and operate a common carrier pipeline that transports crude oil from the Sooner Trend, Anadarko Basin, Canadian and Kingfisher Counties (STACK) play in northwestern Oklahoma to Cushing, Okla. Under the JV agreement, Plains contributed an existing terminal located at Cashion, Okla. with approximately 200,000 barrels of crude oil storage (Cashion Terminal) and an approximately 55-mile crude oil pipeline with a current capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels per day (STACK Pipeline), while Phillips 66 Partners contributed $50 million cash, which will be distributed to Plains, in exchange for a 50 percent interest in the JV.
The JV plans to invest an estimated $15 million to expand the STACK Pipeline by constructing a truck station at Highway 33, approximately 12 miles northwest of the Cashion Terminal, a lateral pipeline to connect the Highway 33 station to the Cashion Terminal and 100,000 barrels of storage at the Cashion Terminal. Additional expansion opportunities, including expanding the capacity of the STACK Pipeline through looping the pipeline from the Cashion Terminal to Cushing, as well as other gathering opportunities, are also being pursued. The STACK Pipeline and the initial expansion are supported by multiple long-term contracts as well as legacy production gathered by existing Plains crude oil pipelines that originate in western Oklahoma.
PennEast Pipeline - Dallas, PA to Trenton, NJ
PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, is seeking a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to use landowner property for a 36” PIPELINE, Access Roads, Construction workspace, and lateral pipelines.
So far, we have seen very low compensation offers for the land they need for their project compared to the other projects we are working on in the region. If you have not already accepted their offer, we can help with the negotiation for higher compensation, improved terms, construction support, and damage settlements.
The PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, is expected to receive approval for their PIPELINE PROJECT very soon. The Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will give PennEast the right to take your property, even if you do not want them to. However, it’s not too late. Even if you have already accepted their offer, we can still help you with on-site construction supervision and damage assessments. If you have not accepted their offer, then let us help you with negotiating more money, improved contract terms, in addition to construction supervision, and damage settlements.
Since PennEast will exercise their right to “eminent domain”, the best you can hope to achieve in the end, is getting the most money possible, and easement contract terms structured to protect you and your rights as a landowner. That’s where we come in. Our professional staff of former land agents are always local, and have over 20 years of experience in eminent domain land acquisition and pipeline easements. Let them work for you.
Over the years, we’ve heard stories from landowners like you who have been taken advantage of, lied to, and signed bad agreements because there was no one they could turn to for good advice. We can help you understand the confusing details in their EASEMENT CONTRACT free of charge. We will also make sure they pay you TOP DOLLAR for your land. Remember, your land is worth more to them than fair market value…and when you join our other clients, you will take advantage of our strength in numbers during negotiations with PennEast lawyers.
Attorneys are available to represent you, but from our experience, they charge 30-40% of whatever money you get from PennEast. They also have no “first-hand” experience with the survey, easement acquisition, and construction activities on your property…plus they do not offer construction supervision from experienced, professional former landmen like we do.
We recently helped landowners in Ohio and Michigan receive more than 10 times the money they were offered for a 36” pipeline by Spectra Energy. (Spectra is an owner in the PennEast LLC). We would be happy to provide some of these landowners as references for you to contact.
Make sure you know what you’re signing, BEFORE you sign it.
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Utopia East Pipeline - Ohio & Michigan
Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC and Kinder Morgan Cochin ULC (collectively and individually “Kinder Morgan”) previously announced a binding open season for the Utopia East project, previously known as UTOPIA. Under the Utopia East project, Kinder Morgan will develop, construct, own, and operate a 240-mile, 12-inch diameter pipeline from Harrison County, Ohio to Kinder Morgan’s existing pipeline and facilities in Fulton County, Ohio, where the company would then move product eastward to Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Utopia East system would transport previously refined or fractionated natural gas liquids, including ethane and ethane-propane mixtures.
The binding open season was held from Sept. 5, 2014 at 8 a.m. Central Time until Oct. 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. Central Time. During the binding open season, Kinder Morgan received sufficient long-term customer commitments to move forward with the project. Kinder Morgan is currently considering holding an additional binding open season for the committed capacity which was not subscribed during the original binding open season.
Feds approve Texas high-speed rail corridor
By Dylan Baddour
Updated 6:49 pm, Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration approved the rail corridor preferred by the developers of a Dallas-Houston bullet train. Now a final route must be plotted within the chosen corridor.
In a 16-page report, the administration gave its blessing to the so-called "utility corridor," which follows high-voltage power lines for 70 percent of its length. That will give the rail line easy access to electrical power and reduce issues of right-of-way.
It's another big step for Dallas-based Texas Central Partners, which last month announced raising the first $75 million of the $10 billion project from private investors. Now that the 240-mile corridor is selected, the company will be able to host meetings with communities along the line as it seeks to finalize a route.
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SPECTRA - NEXUS PIPELINE
Enterra Settlement Services, LLC successfully enabled increased compensation to landowners (ten-fold), over the initial offering from NEXUS land agents. Numerous addendums to the Easement Agreements were also approved in favor of the landowners in our group.
The NEXUS project will originate in northeastern Ohio, include approximately 250 miles of large diameter pipe, and be designed to deliver 1.5 million dekatherms of natural gas per day (1.5 billion cubic feet per day).
The proposed path for the NEXUS project will consist of a greenfield pipeline that will extend approximately 250 miles from receipt points in eastern Ohio to potential interconnects with Ohio markets and with the existing pipeline grid in southeastern Michigan, together with contracted capacity on third party pipelines upstream and downstream of the greenfield pipeline. As proposed, the transportation path will include contracted capacity on the Texas Eastern Transmission system to access receipt points at Berne, OH, Clarington, OH, Majorsville, WV, and Braden Run, PA, as well as, market area contracted capacity on the DTE Gas Company transportation system and the Vector Pipeline (Vector) System to access markets in Chicago and the Dawn Hub.
The project will include receipt point interconnects with the Kensington Processing Plant, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. in the Appalachian Basin, and delivery point interconnects with DTE Gas Company and Consumers Energy in Michigan, and with the Enbridge Tecumseh storage facility and the Union Gas Limited Dawn Hub. Additional delivery points across the NEXUS path will be added as necessary based upon sufficient shipper interest.
Rio Bravo Pipeline - South Texas
Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextDecade, LLC, based out of The Woodlands, Texas is seeking a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to use landowner property for (2) 42” PIPELINES.
A letter was sent out to notify as many people as possible, before they are taken advantage of. Our company is helping landowners understand their options, since Rio Bravo will more than likely try to exercise their right to “eminent domain”. We are ex-landmen with over 50 years combined experience in the land services industry, working on the company side. We think it’s very important for you to know what you’re signing BEFORE you sign it.
CenterPoint - Brazos Valley Connection (Electric Transmission Line) TEXAS
Enterra Settlement Services, LLC successfully enabled increased compensation to landowners at least doubing the initial offering from CenterPoint land agents. Numerous addendums to the Easement Agreements were also approved in favor of the landowners in our group.
The Brazos Valley Connection is a 345 kV electric transmission line that will run from Harris County to Grimes County, Texas.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) identified and confirmed a need for a transmission line project from the Zenith Substation in Harris County, to the Limestone Substation in Limestone County. The Brazos Valley Connection is the southern portion of the larger project. The entire project is needed to enhance reliability through increasing available electric supply capability in the Houston area by summer 2018.