This week Kinder Morgan announced a reroute of its Permian Highway Project around the Blanco River in Central Texas. Kinder Morgan CEO Steven Kean said the new route would add two miles of additional pipeline to the project but won’t require deep drilling procedures. Kean noted that the company consulted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Railroad Commission to determine the best alternative route.
Below is a statement that can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition:
“GAIN commends Kinder Morgan and Permian Highway Pipeline engineers on their work with local leaders and landowners to develop the new route around Texas’ Blanco River. The industry continues to lead by example, making community engagement a priority and tool to incorporate environmental and safety interests from local parties into the project’s development.
“Once operational, the $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline project will serve as a reliable and safe conduit for Permian natural gas to be delivered to Gulf Coast markets. Kinder Morgan’s commitment to community engagement emphasizes the industry’s role as a steward to American well-being and prosperity.”