The Hays County Commissioners Court this morning voted to restore permits for the Kinder Morgan Permian Highway Pipeline to cross county roads. The reissuing of these critical permits comes after the company provided a scientific report and plan for moving forward that will prevent potential impact to the surrounding environment. The $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline Project is designed to transport up to 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas across 430 miles from the Waha area in Texas the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Below is a statement that can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition:
“GAIN applauds the Hays County Commissioners for reissuing key road-crossing permits for the Permian Highway Pipeline. Once complete, Permian Highway will safely transport natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast for consumer use – helping to alleviate the transportation bottleneck in the region while also reducing flaring in the process. The project provides timely economic investment for Texas – supporting thousands of jobs, ushering in more than $40 million in annual tax revenue, and creating new economic opportunities for the communities along its route.
“Kinder Morgan’s efforts to work with county leadership is a strong example of the industry’s community commitment and desire to be a part of the long-term solution for meeting our nation’s energy needs. As we have seen with the reissuing of these permits, effective communication and cooperation are core components of successful infrastructure development. The GAIN Coalition looks forward to completion of Permian Highway and its contributions to both the state of Texas and our nation’s sustainable energy future.”