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Red Oak Pipeline Announced
June 21, 2019
Phillips 66 and Plains All American recently announced a new project called the Red Oak Pipeline that is intended to transport crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to Sealy, Texas. Enterprise Products, which operates an oil terminal in Sealy, indicated it was not involved in conversations with Phillips 66 as it relates to a Sealy connection. Initial service of the new pipeline is expected to commence as early as the first quarter of 2021.
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst Announces SB421 on Eminent Domain Reform Has Failed This Session
May 28, 2019
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst announced on May 26 that her bill, SB 421, aimed at reforming the eminent domain process to protect landowners had failed.
President Trump Announces New Executive Orders to Speed Up Pipeline Construction
April 10, 2019
The White House has announced the President intends to execute two new executive orders that will make it easier for the oil and gas industry to obtain permits for pipeline construction. The executive orders, which will be announced at the International Union of Operating Engineers' International Training and Education Center outside Houston, will each focus on incentivizing private investment in energy infrastructure and streamlining permitting of projects, according to a White House official.
Texas Senate Passes Eminent Domain Reform Bill
April 10, 2019
Senate Bill 421, the omnibus eminent domain reform bill filed by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, has passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 28-3. The bill was opposed by oil and gas interests in the Senate and opposition is expected in the Texas House.